Come 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 Milky Way and the planets that are visible during the winter, there is plenty to look at and learn about 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 throughout the year to appreciate the spectacle of the night sky. 2016/17 Winter dates are December 12, December 26 (special holiday evening), January 16, and February 13. Join us for one evening or all of them - you will see and learn something different each time. We will have our Summer Schedule with even more Astronomy Nights available by April 2017.
Please RSVP - each evening is limited to 50 people.
Please dress warmly! Layers, hat, and mittens are a must. We’ll have hot tea brewing to warm you up afterwards!
February 13, 7pm – Mighty Moons!
What makes a moon a Moon and why does it orbit a planet? Our planet has one moon, how about other planets? Come learn about 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, 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.”
$5 Non Members