Space might be the place, but earth is home, sweet, home. And for that reason, tonight's installment of Deer Pile's monthly space-nerd evening, Space in Your Face, will turn its telescope on the place where we live, approaching the planet from a dizzying variety of angles, both scientific and out-of ... More >>
That the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is hosting the Chicago Field Museum's Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age is awesome enough -- and believe us, the exhibit is truly awesome -- but the DMNS has added a whole Snowmass portion, featuring some items that have never been on public d ... More >>
The Romans living in Pompeii in AD 79 were utterly unprepared for the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, which buried the city in ash -- and preserved it almost untouched for 1,700 years. In A Day at Pompeii, which opened this past weekend at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, you can get up close to ... More >>
Free public movies seem to be a dime a dozen this summer -- although most of the feature films are those favorite family reruns. But the four-week Film Fiesta series, sponsored by Arts & Venues at Su Teatro in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe, takes a more serious turn by presenting contemporary Sp ... More >>
A bow-tied Bill Nye the Science Guy joined other smarty-pants experts and climate scientists on the stage at the Boulder Theater this week for a lecture on "Climate Change on Earth and Other Planets." And if the audience needed more than the smarty-pants on stage to convince them of changes to the ... More >>
Looking to the planets can give us tremendous insight about our future on Earth, climate scientists said last night at the Boulder Theater's "Climate Change on Earth and Other Planets." A bow tie-clad Bill Nye the Science Guy led the panel of four distinguished scientists with a keynote speech, hook ... More >>
You know that when the Lunar and Planetary Institute holds a conference in Boulder on the Comparative Climatology of Terrestrial Planets, the subject matter is bound to be a bit arcane for the rest of us.
Star Trek and Star Wars and all that descended from them inured us to the real hardships of space travel by making it look so easy. But what was it really like for Yuri Gagarin, the first man to ever leave Earth's atmosphere and orbit the planet? The Soviet cosmonaut took off in his Vostok craft on ... More >>
Wikimedia Commons"Think of it as American Idol meets Bill Nye the Science Guy," says David Grinspoon, astrobiology curator of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. This is his best description of FameLab, an international competition for young scientists that has made its way across the p ... More >>
What do you get when you combine a super-massive black hole, an eight-year-old Mars Rover, uncharted planets...and a couple of geniuses? 60 Minutes in Space, which debuts at 7 p.m. tonight in the Gates Planetarium at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is often regarded as one of the most scientifically sound science-fiction movies out there. Working closely with author Arthur C. Clarke, Kubrick met with plenty of scientific experts to ensure the film would be as authentic as possible, regardless of t ... More >>
Denver Museum of Nature and Science.Colorado Creatives #96: Dr. David Grinspoon Science? Art? Bona fide space-nerd superstar Dr. David Grinspoon likes it both ways. By day an author and the mild-mannered curator of astrobiology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Grinspoon is also a ... More >>
Ka Chun Yu David Grinspoon is a local treasure, and we're lucky to have him: The astrobiology curator at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, he's not at all what you expect a scientist to be like. Instead, Grinspoon, who is also a musician and a funny guy, channels the downright psychede ... More >>
While a slow walk through the exhibit, Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters, currently on view at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science through May 3, will answer many questions you might have about the unleashed power of volcanoes, twisters and earthquakes, chances are it will merely whet ... More >>
The Museum of Nature & Science handles natural disasters.
David Grinspoon is popularizing science, one alien joke at a time.
A journey through space yields Titanic treasure for this local scientist.
Will everyone in Boulder please get on the same page?