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ACES Astronomy Night | Space Junk
October 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-6
Meteors, comets, asteroids, shooting stars… what are all those things anyway? Come learn about all this space junk that fills our solar system! We might even get a glimpse of the beautiful meteor shower radiating from Draco.
ACES invites you to Hallam Lake this fall to look up and learn about the night sky! 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 phasesof 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 Wojcik and other local astronomy enthusiasts will be on-hand to guide you through the phenomena of the mountain night sky.
ACES Astronomy Nights are monthly gatherings throughout the fall to appreciate the spectacle of the night sky. Join us for one evening or all of them, as you will see and learn something different each time.
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 to know 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.”
Please RSVP – each evening is limited to 50 people.
$5 suggested donation / free for members
Please walk, bike, bus, or carpool to Hallam Lake as parking is very limited.