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Astronomy Night | Life Beyond?

July 17, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm UTC-6


Let’s have some fun with the always-present question of…Is there other life out there or are we completely alone in the Universe? What do astronomers say about it and what do you think? Let’s take a look at the Drake equation and the Fermi paradox, both criticaal things to consider when talking about life beyond.

ACES invites you to Hallam Lake this summer 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, Zodiac constellations, 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 Wojcik or other local astronomy enthusiasts will be on-hand to guide you through the phenomena of the mountain night sky.