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Kids SCIENCE Dojo - FIELD TRIP!!!

  • Nov 17, 2013 · 3:15 PM

Sunday, November 17th we are scheduled for a presentation at the newly remodeled Fiske Planetarium at 4 pm! Fiske.Colorado.edu

We will not be holding our regularly scheduled Science Dojo Class this day.

We will start at 3:15 sharp going through the neat lobby exhibits that demonstrate fluorescence, infrared light, plasmas/ionization of particular elements and their unique emission spectra and checking out the awesome projection globe.

Then, we will watch the Dynamic Earth video narrated by Liam Neeson projected onto the dome (link to trailer below). Followed by a 30 min live talk and tour through the universe. Because of the new star projector's awesome resolution I advise everyone to bring binoculars/monoculars so that they can see even more stars on the screen.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DnSmFC-JgvQ&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DDnSmFC-JgvQ

Now that I've hopefully got your attention, here are the logistics:

Because we are a nonprofit, non-traditional class, Fiske is going to allow us to come on a donate-what- you-can basis. Ticket prices are normally $10/adult, $7/kidlet so I strongly encourage those of you that can do it to take this into consideration.

Also, since I will need to get our tickets early, I have to have RSVP and donation funds by Tuesday 11/12 (this means you can drop let me know at Tuesday's open house if need be). By RSVP-ing I can guarantee you and your children seating at the show, if you don't RSVP, you can still show up but you will have to pay the full price and seating is not guaranteed.

I will have a basket set up starting this Sunday for parents to drop off donation money anonymously. 

Here are directions from Denhac:

https://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF-8&q=Fiske+Planetarium&fb=1&gl=us&hq=fiske+planetarium&cid=0,0,15219369135984650848&ei=Igl6UvHAOeTWyQGHkoDwBw&ved=0CJUBEPwSMAk

Parking:

Parking at most lots at CU are free and open to the public on Sundays, however, please watch the signs carefully. There are a few spaces to the south east of Fiske on Kittredge Loop and a few to the northeast on Regent. There are also parking lots just to the West and North of Fiske.

Also, if parents and kids are up for it, I am trying to see if we can get a tour of the Sommers-Bausch Observatory after the presentation. Let me know if this would be of interest.

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  • Michelle

    Ashleigh, our plans have vacillated but we will be there (my husband, 7-year olds twins and I). Shall we meet you at 3:15 at the Fiske? Do we need to do something to arrange tickets earlier?

    November 16, 2013

    • Ashleigh L.

      That's great! They are giving us a group discount, so find me when you get there and we will add your funds to the pot.

      November 17, 2013

    • Frank

      We are in Boulder already. See you soon

      November 17, 2013

  • Ashleigh L.

    Update for our field trip:

    We now have a tour and potential star party immediately after the planetarium show from 5pm-6ish at the Sommers-Bausch Observatory!!!!! At minimum we will take a tour of the facility and, assuming the weather isn't too bad, we will be able to observe through the 16" and 18" (primary mirror diameter) Cassegrain telescopes!! That being said, please bring extra warm clothes as it will be cold. If we do have inclement weather we will most likely have extra time at the planetarium.

    Sommers-Bausch Observatory is right next door to Fiske so you won't need to worry about driving anywhere or trying to find new parking.

    November 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The time changed. We could make 11am, but we've got something already planned for the afternoon. The planetarium sounds fun, but 2 of the four boys won't be able to make that time.

    November 12, 2013

    • Ashleigh L.

      Ah, well thanks for letting us know. Normally class is at 11 AM so feel free to stop by any other Sunday!

      November 12, 2013

  • Michelle

    Assuming the Minecraft sleepover goes well : ) ...we will be bringing four boys age 7-10. This will be our first denhac event and we are super excited about the focus on kids classes! (Sasi - excited to see you there!)

    November 11, 2013

    • Ashleigh L.

      I'm excited that there will be new people! I hope you guys can make it! Do you want to confirm the RSVP and will you be able to put in your donation funds by tonight? If you can drop by tonight, we can give you a tour of the place and you can check out Locksport! If you can't RSVP for sure, then you can always just drop by Fiske on Sunday! Thanks!

      November 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Father of two of the Minecraft sleepover boys, also looking for an introduction to denhac and what it's all about.

    November 11, 2013

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