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2016-17 series just announced

Join Boulder’s preeminent scientists for a monthly voyage of discovery through the solar system. Buy your tickets early! This popular series sells out fast! All shows: 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

Osiris-Rex Asteroid Sample Return – October 24

Blast off on NASA’s upcoming OSIRIS-REx mission to the near-Earth asteroid Bennu. Speaker: Dr. Vicky Hamilton, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI).

Ancient Polynesian Navigation – November 14

Voyage across the Pacific Ocean using wayfinding techniques and knowledge passed down by oral tradition. Speaker: Dr. John Stocke, CU Boulder.

Meet the Dream Chaser®, America’s Spacecraft – December 12

Hear about the spacecraft transporting cargo to the International Space Station. Speaker: TBD, Sierra Nevada Corporation.

Looking Back to the Big Bang – January 23

Discover the origins of the universe observed through modern microwave technologies. Speaker: Dr. Nils Halverson, CASA Boulder.

Engineering Discovery: The Webb Telescope – February 13

Learn about the new Ball Aerospace telescope and the amazing engineering that enables scientific discovery. Speaker: Allison Barto, Ball Aerospace.

Birth of Stars and Planets – March 13

Journey deep into space and discover how stars and planets form. Speaker: Dr. John Bally, APS, Boulder.

Venus, Earth’s Evil Twin – April 10

Learn how Venus’ climate and geological conditions predict Earth’s possible fate. Speaker: Dr. Larry Esposito, LASP.

Future Astronomy for Ancient Questions – May 8

Glimpse into the future of astronomy to see if life exists beyond Earth. Speaker: Dr. Makenzie Lystrup, Ball Aerospace.


Missy Raines & the New Hip – May 6

Bass virtuoso and seven-time International Bluegrass Music Association bass player of the year, Missy Raines is one of the most respected, popular, and trailblazing figures in bluegrass and Americana music. On her latest release “New Frontier,” Missy explores her dusky, emotive alto, layered among the cool grooves and expansive soundscapes provided by her band, The New Hip. Enjoy “When the Day is Done” here and join us for a special evening with Missy Raines & the New Hip. Friday, May 6. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

Peter & Will Anderson play Benny Goodman – May 12

Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone, brothers Peter and Will Anderson have performed across the globe with such legends as James Moody, Hank Jones, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath and Benny Golson. Through an expressive and youthful energy their styles appeal to audiences both young and old. As the Washington Post states, their music “imaginatively unfolds in ways that consistently bring a fresh perspective to classic jazz tunes.” Direct from Lincoln Center, Peter and Will Anderson will be joined by Julliard guitarist Alex Wintz. Preview the sibling team here. Thursday, May 12. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.


Square Nail Awards – May 9

Celebrate National Preservation Month and join Heritage Roundtable in acknowledging the “Square Nail Award” winners, all of whom have made special contributions to historic preservation in Boulder County during the past year. Come early and join us at 5:30 p.m. for a historic tour of Chautauqua. Monday, May 9, 6:30 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Free.


Chautauqua General Store now open

The Chautauqua General Store is open for the season! Whether it’s post-hike or pre-concert, stop by and enjoy a baked treat, beverage or homemade ice cream. Grab-and-go snacks, old fashioned candies and other supplies like sunscreen, water bottles, hats and basic sundries are also available to equip you for your Chautauqua adventure. Open daily at 8AM.

For more information, call 303.954.9185 or email


Now hiring!

Looking for a great summer job in one of Boulder’s most beautiful locations? Applications are now being accepted for customer service–oriented team members to fill the following part-time seasonal openings:

• Event Staff
• Box Office Staff
• Box Office / Development Assistant Manager I

For a complete list of job openings and information, click here.

The Chautauqua Dining Hall is also hiring for the summer season. Positions include: Servers, Bartenders, Hosts, Banquet Server/Bartender, Banquet Set Up, Busser/Support, Concessions and General Store. To apply, send your resume to to set up an interview.

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