Mighty Moons!
Life Beyond?
Space Time, Gravity, and Black Holes
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Astronomy Night | February

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 Ricky Woycik will be on-hand to guide you through the phenomena of the mountain night sky.

ACES Astronomy Nights are monthly gatherings on Mondays throughout the year to appreciate the spectacle of the night sky. 2018 winter and spring dates are December 11, December 28 (a special holiday evening), January 22, February 26, March 19, April 23, and May 21. Join us for one evening or for all of them - you will see and learn something different each time! Our summer Astronomy Night schedule will be available by April 2018.

Please RSVP - each evening is limited to 50 people.
Mighty Moons! - February 26, 7pm 
What makes a moon, and why does it orbit a planet? Our planet has one moon, but how about other planets? Come learn about the many moons that we are able to see and explore! 

Aspen High School (AHS) student Ricky Wojcik 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. Ricky 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, a Nordic ski racing career and well, just being a regular high-school kid.

In Ricky’s words: “Aspen’s night sky is very special and Hallam Lake offers an incredible spot to look at the beautiful stars and space that surrounds us.”

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