It’s Out of This World!

Tonight’s Interactive Tour of the Universe — part of the new space series at Chautauqua — is bound to be an absolutely stellar evening of intergalactic education. “This is a presentation that Dr. Ka Chun Yu, the curator of space science at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, has been working on for seven years,” says Tom Hart, program development coordinator for Chautauqua. “It’s a three-dimensional atlas of the known universe. The audience will voyage with him through our solar system and through interstellar space, out to the edge of the Big Bang itself.”

The first installment of the series, which examined the MAVEN mission to Mars, was a big hit, and Hart says he’s excited to provide more informative looks at what astrophysicists in our own corner of the universe (that would be Denver and Boulder) are doing. So later sessions will look at the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs, auroras on other planets, Saturn’s rings and our own very special star, the sun.

Take an Interactive Tour of the Universe at 7 p.m. tonight at Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road in Boulder; admission is $10 ($7 for Chautauqua members). For more information, go to chautauqua.com or call 303-440-7666.
Mon., Nov. 11, 7 p.m., 2013

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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