Ask a Scientist
The Estes Valley Astronomical Society (EVAS) in conjunction with The Estes Park Memorial Observatory is offering a free public open house/star night on Saturday, May 25th. The goal of EVAS is to promote amateur astronomy and education in the Estes valley.
Our returning speaker for the evening is one of our all-time favorites, John Ensworth. The first part of John’s talk will be a short summary of recent news items in the field of science. Breaking science news and reports on recent new developments across scientific disciplines will be discussed. Recently news items have centered on black holes, artificial intelligence, space rockets, new internet satellites and more. John’s news briefing will cover many of these topics. After the news discussion we will break into the ”Ask the Scientist” segment. Have you had a question of a scientific nature that you wanted answered? Well this is your chance. John’s scientific knowledge covers a wide range of disciplines including Astronomy, Cosmology, Astrophysics, Meteorology, Geology and more. He has taken advanced courses and given lectures in these areas of study.
John Ensworth is the NASA Science Education Product Review Project Manager at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies working with NASA Headquarters in Washington DC. He conducts independent reviews of all Earth and Space Science education products produced by or for NASA (www.strategies.org). He conducts workshops and professional development opportunities year round and at national science education meetings like the NSTA and the AGU. He has a master’s degree in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma and has undergraduate degrees in physics & astronomy, geography & meteorology with minors in math and computer science.
The observatory is just north of the high school at 1600 Manford Ave. Park in the teacher’s parking lot adjacent to the observatory. The doors will open at 7:00 pm and the meeting will start at 7:30 pm. The presentation, including a question and answer period, lasts about an hour. After the presentation, weather permitting, we will look through the new 16 inch dome telescope at various celestial objects.
If you have any questions, please check the EPMO web site at: www.AngelsAbove.org . The lecture is free to the public and no reservations necessary. Just come and join the party and be ready to ask questions! For more information, please call the observatory at 970-586-5668