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    • Skyway Elementary Camp Out Star Party
      When: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • September 22, 2014
    • Super Science Mashup with Star Gazing
      When: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • September 23, 2014

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  • October 2014 Monthly Meeting

    (Equipment and Observing Techniques Expo)

    Date: October 29, 2014 (Wednesday)
    Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
    Place: East Library Community Room (map below)

     

    This month’s meeting ...

  • October 2014 Public Star Party
    Star PartyWhen: Sat, October 4th, 2014, 7:30pm – 11:30pm

    Where: Palmer Park, 3650 Maizeland Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80909

    **Update ...

On-Line Courses in Cosmology and Astrophysics

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A new set of on-line university courses are now available at “WWW.WORLDSCIENCEU.COM“. These are comprehensive Master Classes given by world famous scientists that may be taken at your own speed. The current classes which may be played at any time are “Special Relativity” by Prof. Brian Greene and “Inflation” by Prof. Alan Guth. Although the classes are university level, they are quite understandable to anyone with at least a high school education who is interested in astronomy. These classes come in versions with or without advanced mathematics and completion of any module set earns a certificate of completion. World Science U plans classes on general relativity, gravitation, astrophysics, etc., etc.

Bruce Temkin

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Super Science Mashup! 10/28/14, Ivywild

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Are hauntings and ghost sightings as prevalent as The Science Channel says? From Gozer the Traveler to Ghost Hunters International, the media is gonzo for the paranormal in October. But what does science say about the techniques employed by professional ghost hunters?

Join us for an evening about science in pop culture with a special Halloween edition SUPER SCIENCE MASHUP. The science crew will do live demonstrations of Ghost Hunting technology and techniques, will show how to take your own “paranormal” photographs, and will put the science of paranormal investigation to the test. The event will also be a costume contest with a cash bar.

After the event, the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society will be setting up telescopes outside for viewings.

Admission to Super Science Mashup is free.

IvyWild School is located at:
1604 S Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80905

Doors open at 6:30pm and the event starts at 7 on Tuesday, October 28th 2014. A live webcast of the event will also be streaming at Super Science Mashup online.

Super Science Mashup is presented by the Pikes Peak Skeptics Society, Colorado Springs Astronomical Society, and Ivywild.

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October2014 Monthly Meeting

(Equipment and Observing Techniques Expo)

Mike shows us his new coma corrector

Date: October 29, 2014 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Place: East Library Community Room (map below)

 

This month’s meeting will be an exciting change to the usual meeting.  CSAS members will be bringing their equipment and knowledge to share with the public.  Please come and ask questions, see what kinds of telescopes we use, cameras, etc and enjoy a hands-on evening at our Equipment and Observing Techniques Expo!

Agenda:

  • President’s Introduction
  • New Members/Visitors Welcome
  • What’s Up in Tonight’s Sky
  • Equipment & Observing Expo
  • Adjourn

 

Where:

Pikes Peak Library District
East Library Community Room
5550 North Union Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO
80918
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October 2014 Public Star Party

Star PartyWhen: Sat, October 4th, 2014, 7:30pm – 11:30pm

Where: Palmer Park, 3650 Maizeland Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80909

**Update 10/3/14 —  Clear skies are on the menu for our public star party tomorrow night! Come out to Palmer Park and help us celebrate Astronomy Day! We’ll have our scopes pointed to various different celestial objects! Join us for an unforgettable tour of the night sky.

But of course you know how Colorado is, so don’t forget to check back here the night of the star party to find out if it’s still on depending on the weather.

 

 

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Super Science Mashup - 9/22/14

A new Science-centric monthly event for the grown-up set is coming to Bristol Brewery at Ivywild School.  SUPER SCIENCE MASHUP is an event styled as a late-night show that tackles both good and bad science in popular culture with demonstrations, presentations, audience participation, expert panels, comedy, music, trivia, telescope viewings, and a cash bar.

 

September’s event will take place on Monday the 22nd, doors at 6:30, with programming beginning at 7 and lasting until 8:30. This event is titled “Breaking Beer” in the style of AMC’s hit show Breaking Bad, and is all about common misconceptions of chemistry. Are chemicals bad for you? What’s a toxin? Do hangover cures really work? Demonstrations will include the science and chemistry of beer with Bristol’s brewmasters. The Colorado Springs Astronomical Society will also be providing live telescope viewings on the patio, weather permitting.

SUPER SCIENCE MASHUP is produced in partnership between the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society and the Pikes Peak Skeptics Society. PPSS is a volunteer organization for the promotion of science education and critical thinking.

Monday, September 22nd, 7pm

Bristol Brewing Company
1604 S. Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80905

 

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