Astronomy Night | March

ACES invites you to Hallam Lake this season to look up and learn about the winter night sky! Stars are at their brightest during the winter months. From meteor showers and constellations, to the Milky Way and planets that are only visible during the winter season, there is plenty to gaze at this time of year! Each evening starts with a 15-minute lesson covering basic astronomy concepts such as life-cycle of a star, reasons for meteor showers, what planets might be visible, or how phases of the moon work. After the mini lecture we will gather outside for the stargazing portion of the evening. Aspen High School Astronomy Club member Tyler Greene will be on-hand to guide you through the phenomena of the mountain night sky.

ACES Astronomy Nights are gatherings throughout the year to appreciate the spectacle of the night sky. 

ACES Astronomy Nights are gatherings throughout the year to appreciate the spectacle of the night sky. 

Cost

$5 Non-Members
$0 Member

Nonmembers will be charged at the event
Please RSVP - each evening is limited to 50 people.
 
March, 18- 7:30pm – Humans in Space
How did our journey toward scientific exploration begin, and why do we continue? Where are our astronauts headed in the future? Come learn the who, what, where, and why of our cosmic ventures!

Aspen High School (AHS) student Tyler Greene is a promising local astronomer whose love for stars and the cosmos was ignited by the AHS Astronomy Club. Travis Moore, the AHS science teacher who started the club, has inspired many of young minds to look beyond our planet and gain a greater appreciation for our place in the Universe. Tyler loves looking at the stars and learning all there is about Astronomy - from attending numerous physics lectures and following astronomical discoveries on the web to bombarding other astronomers with questions. All that is in addition to schoolwork, girls Lacrosse, and well, just being a regular high-school kid. In Tyler’s words: “Living in a big city has always been tempting, but I could never go more than a week without peering up at a starlight sky. Aspen’s beautiful nighttime sky has captivated me since I was a child, an there is no better place than Hallam Lake to turn our eyes to the incredible reaches that lay beyond.”

 

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Astronomy

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Ages:

  • Adults
  • Families
  • Kids