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May
26
Sat
Dinosaurs, Plankton and Asteroids: The Science Behind Understanding Mass Extinctions
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In this presentation Dr. Kent Colbath will tell the story of how the impact theory for the extinction of the dinosaurs was developed, how scientists weigh evidence regarding controversial ideas, and how the theory pulls together astronomy, geology and biology in understanding the history of the earth.

Geologist, Dr. G. Kent Colbath moved to Flagstaff in 2005 after retiring as Chair of the Earth Science Department at Cerritos Community College in Southern California. Kent has a broad range of interests and teaching experience in the earth sciences, and developed the curriculum for the Earthquakes and Volcanoes course at Cerritos College. Since moving to Flagstaff, Colbath and his wife Jill have become avid supporters of the Museum of Northern Arizona, and Kent can occasionally be found leading school tours through the museum’s Geology Hall. In addition, Colbath does classroom presentations for the Flagstaff Festival of Science, and public lectures at Lowell Observatory.

Colbath earned his bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University, master’s degree from UCLA, and doctorate from the University of Oregon, all in geology. Colbath completed post-doctoral fellowships at the Smithsonian and the University of Queensland, in Brisbane, Australia, before starting work at Cerritos College. He has authored or coauthored approximately 25 research publications, two field guides, and wrote the article “What Caused the Uplift of the Colorado Plateau?” for volume 6, 2009 of Plateau magazine. Colbath loves to cook, has finally found the time to take piano lessons, and is working on a science fiction novel with a friend.

No reservation required. Unless noted otherwise, regular admission fees apply for special events.

May
27
Sun
Beerstronomy
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Beerstronomy @ Flagstaff | Arizona | United States

Beerstronomy: Because everything is better with beer!

Come out for a beer in the great outdoors (ID required of course)!

Enjoy telescope viewing, naked eye stargazing, and special “Adult Rated” constellation tours, including all the scandalous stories from Roman mythology.

Space is limited, reserve your ticket now!

May
28
Mon
Community Day
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Come and join us from 10am – 10pm for tours, talks, and telescope viewing!

Free admission for locals and NAU students*.

*Proof of address required for locals, ID required for NAU students

Jun
1
Fri
Cosmic Questions
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Have any burning questions about space?

Come join an informal discussion with one of our educators on Friday nights from 8-10 pm! We’ll be outside under the stars answering all your questions and, weather permitting, viewing live images of deep space objects through one of our many telescopes.

No reservation required. Unless noted otherwise, regular admission fees apply for special events.

Jun
2
Sat
LOCKs: Preschool – Sun: The Sun as a Star
Jun 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
LOCKs: Preschool - Sun: The Sun as a Star @ Flagstaff | Arizona | United States

Topic:
Sun: The Sun as a Star

Highlights:
Children will learn about our closest star, the Sun, and will view it safely through a solar telescope.

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Overview:
Created for children ages 3 to 5, these activity-based, hands-on camps explore science and include STEM elements. Camps are held on the first and third Saturdays of each month (except for January).

These 90-minute camps — led by Lowell educators — take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Parents are able to explore topics in physics and astronomy with their children. Activities include science investigations, games, story time, music, engineering, art, and more! Parent attendance is MANDATORY. Max. 12 children per camp. Space is limited, so please register today!

Cost and Registration:

$20 per child and $10 for each additional sibling (Lowell members)
$25 per child (non-members)
Prices listed are per session. Registration is available online. You may register for one month at a time, or for multiple dates. Register for 11 months, and the 12th month is free! Scholarships are available based upon financial need.

See the LOCKs: Preschool webpage for more information.

Meet an Astronomer
Jun 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Featured Astronomer: Dr. Phil Massey
There aren’t many places in the world where the public can meet a professional astronomer and ask him or her questions. Come up to Mars Hill and meet a Lowell astronomer and take a peek at real-time images of planets, stars, galaxies and other celestial objects to be displayed on a large television screen outdoors with our new MallinCam. This is your opportunity to see interesting objects in the night sky, learn about an astronomer’s research, and ask questions you might have about any topic in astronomy.
No reservation required. Unless noted otherwise, regular admission fees apply for special events.
Jun
8
Fri
Cosmic Questions
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Have any burning questions about space?

Come join an informal discussion with one of our educators on Friday nights from 8-10 pm! We’ll be outside under the stars answering all your questions and, weather permitting, viewing live images of deep space objects through one of our many telescopes.

No reservation required. Unless noted otherwise, regular admission fees apply for special events.

Jun
9
Sat
Meet an Astronomer
Jun 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Featured Astronomer: Dr. Deidre Hunter
There aren’t many places in the world where the public can meet a professional astronomer and ask him or her questions. Come up to Mars Hill and meet a Lowell astronomer and take a peek at real-time images of planets, stars, galaxies and other celestial objects to be displayed on a large television screen outdoors with our new MallinCam. This is your opportunity to see interesting objects in the night sky, learn about an astronomer’s research, and ask questions you might have about any topic in astronomy.
No reservation required. Unless noted otherwise, regular admission fees apply for special events.
Jun
15
Fri
Cosmic Questions
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Have any burning questions about space?

Come join an informal discussion with one of our educators on Friday nights from 8-10 pm! We’ll be outside under the stars answering all your questions and, weather permitting, viewing live images of deep space objects through one of our many telescopes.

No reservation required. Unless noted otherwise, regular admission fees apply for special events.

Jun
16
Sat
LOCKs: Preschool – Sun: The Sun as a Star
Jun 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
LOCKs: Preschool - Sun: The Sun as a Star @ Flagstaff | Arizona | United States

Topic:
Sun: The Sun as a Star

Highlights:
Children will learn about our closest star, the Sun, and will view it safely through a solar telescope.

___

Overview:
Created for children ages 3 to 5, these activity-based, hands-on camps explore science and include STEM elements. Camps are held on the first and third Saturdays of each month (except for January).

These 90-minute camps — led by Lowell educators — take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Parents are able to explore topics in physics and astronomy with their children. Activities include science investigations, games, story time, music, engineering, art, and more! Parent attendance is MANDATORY. Max. 12 children per camp. Space is limited, so please register today!

Cost and Registration:

$20 per child and $10 for each additional sibling (Lowell members)
$25 per child (non-members)
Prices listed are per session. Registration is available online. You may register for one month at a time, or for multiple dates. Register for 11 months, and the 12th month is free! Scholarships are available based upon financial need.

See the LOCKs: Preschool webpage for more information.

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