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Find Your Place in Space Week – Colorado Events

Denver, Colorado, split by the South Platte River and next to the Rocky Mountains, is pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 262 miles above the Centennial State.

This event is for ages 21+

Yuris Night

April 7, 2024 | 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

You are invited to the ultimate space party in Colorado Springs – Yuri’s Night! On the eve of the Total Solar Eclipse, immerse yourself in an atmosphere of out-of-this world excitement marking space milestones being celebrated around the globe. While renovations are being made at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Yuri’s Night will take a field trip to the beautiful Cheyenne Mountain Resort! This special event benefits science and space education for thousands of students and teachers. 

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Symposium Student Tour (Session 1 and 2)

39th Space Symposium

April 8 – 11, 2024

As part of the Space Symposium Student Tours, NOAA will be doing “Find Your Place In Space” educational experiences that represent a wide variety of programs and career possibilities. Space Foundation has identified the following three significant 9th – 12th grade student groups to tour the Northrop Grumman Exhibit Center – North and South Halls.

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This event is open to the public.

Solar Eclipse Viewing at the NSF NCAR Mesa Lab

April 8, 2024 | 10:30 a.m.

Looking for a spot to watch the April 8, 2024 Solar Eclipse near Boulder, CO? Come join us at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Mesa Lab to view this exciting phenomenon! This partial solar eclipse will begin at 11:28 am and reach a maximum of ~70% coverage of the Sun at 12:40 pm. During the eclipse, we’ll have free hands-on activities and solar viewing opportunities for the whole family. Parking may be limited, so please plan accordingly. Please note, this event is weather dependent.

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This event is geared towards students.

Space Weather Opportunities underrepresented Denver High School students

April 11, 2024 | 10 a.m.

This is an outreach initiative inviting underrepresented Denver High School students actively engaged in cubesat development to visit the NOAA Boulder building, home to the Space Weather Prediction Center. Through this immersive experience, students will delve into the dynamic world of Space Weather, gaining firsthand insights into its monitoring and prediction processes. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to showcase their cubesat projects, positioning themselves as the next generation of space scientists. By fostering inclusivity and empowerment, this initiative aims to inspire and equip students from diverse backgrounds to spearhead innovation in the field of space science and exploration.

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Coronal hole

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Find Your Place in Space at the University of Colorado Boulder

April 12, 2024 | 4 p.m.

Learn about eclipses, space weather, SQUIDS, radiometers, measuring the cosmos and more! Hear a live talk from expert Dr. Jeffrey Bennett and engage in activities with scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Space Weather Workshop

April 13, 2024 | 12 a.m.

The Space Weather Workshop is an annual conference that brings industry, academia, and government agencies together in a lively dialog about space weather.

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a large sunspot, source of a powerful solar flare (an X 9.3) and a coronal mass ejection (Sept. 6, 2017). The flare was the largest solar flare of the last decade.
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