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Upcoming Events

  • September 16, 2014
  • September 17, 2014
  • September 19, 2014
    • 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 Public Star Party
    Star PartyWhen: Sat, October 4th, 2014, 7:30pm – 11:30pm

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

    And of course, ...

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

And of course, as always, 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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Rocket Science & Moon Myths video

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Due to my figuratively dropping the ball, Tristan’s post on his upcoming talk abut Rocket Science & Moon Myths wasn’t posted until after the event and of course I do apologize to Tristan and you all for that!

The good news is that the talk was filmed and is available on YouTube!!!

Tristan has a blog with the videos embedded in a post, so rather than reinvent the wheel I’ll just give you the link to that page here and you can also click on the picture:

 

Tristan’s Blog

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September 2014 Monthly Meeting

(Annual Meeting For Election Of Officers)


Date: September 24, 2014 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Place: East Library Community Room (map below)

 

 

Agenda:

  • President’s Introduction
  • New Members/Visitors Welcome
  • What’s Up in Tonight’s Sky
  • Break & Socializing
  • Past/Upcoming Events
  • Observing Reports
  • Treasurer Report
  • Committee Reports
  • Officer Elections
  • Adjourn

 

Where:

Pikes Peak Library District
East Library Community Room
5550 North Union Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO
80918
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Rocket Science & Moon Myths - 8/25/14

This Monday, August 25th, a unique pair of space science lectures will take place at the Carnegie Reading Room at the Penrose Library in Downtown Colorado Springs. The event is called “Rocket Science and Moon Myths” and will center on the science, exploration, and common misconceptions about our natural satellite.

The opening presentation will be CSAS member and recent Sky & Telescope contributor Tristan Schwartz giving a comedic talk entitled “Moon Myth Media Mayhem.” From the moon’s perceived effect on human behavior and biology to the frenzy over the so-called “Supermoon,” Mr. Schwartz tackles the reality that people’s misconceptions about the moon ultimately teach us more about our own logical failings than they do about astronomy.

The keynote speaker will be Marlowe Cassetti, former engineer and mission planner at NASA. Mr. Cassetti was a key figure in American manned spaceflight from Mercury to Skylab (and everything in between), and will be offering his unique insight into the technical and scientific hurdles involved in landing men on the moon.

Lectures begin at 6:30 PM and Admission is free. “Rocket Science and Moon Myths” is presented by the Pikes Peak Skeptics Society.

Pikes Peak Library District – Penrose Library

20 N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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