Past Presentations

Below is a sortable table containing a list of the past speakers at NoCoAstro’s Monthly Meetings.
DateNameTitle
Jun-2017Dr. Andrew HamiltonBlack Holes
May-2017DVDObserving Solar Activity
Apr-2017Dr. Emily Hardegree-UllmanGreatest Mysteries in Astrobiology
Mar-2017Dr. Norm BuchananExotic Physics at Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiments
Feb-2017Dr. Amanda HendrixThe Cassini Mission Comes to an End
Jan-2017Dr. Roger CulverThe Bygone Constellations of the Cosmos
Dec-2016Dr. David MalaspinaEarth's Aurora and Radiation Belts: Exploration on the Edge of Space
Nov-2016Jon CaldwellAmateur Telescope Making
Oct-2016Drs. Steve & Irene LittleMaking the Earth Ripple: Black Holes and Gravitational Waves
Sep-2016Greg HalacSaturn's Rings
Aug-2016Dr. Steven MillerLow Light Satellite Remote Sensing
Jul-2016Arne HaasConstruction and Start-Up of the Keck I Telescope
Jun-2016Dr. Joseph DiVerdiRadio Astronomy at Table Mountain near Boulder
May-2016Dr. John BallyRecent Discoveriess in Orion with ALMA, CARMA, and Adaptive Optics
Apr-2016Dr. Suzanne MetlayFive Moons of Pluto
Mar-2016Dr. Daniel BakerUnderstanding Particles and Fields Throughout the Solar System
Feb-2016Zach SchierlFrom Mariner to MAVEN: A History of Exploration an Discovery on Mars
Jan-2016Dr. Henry MuellerThe Case for Going Back to the Moon
Dec-2015Dr. Lisa HardawayNew Horizons and the Ralph Imager
Nov-2015Dr. Steve HartungImage Differencing
Oct-2015Dr. Robert CrewdsonMeteorites and the (Re)-Distribution of Matter in the Solar System
Sep-2015Mike RoosMr. Messier Marathon
Aug-2015Dr. John StockeSecrets of the Andean Skies
Jul-2015Chris PetersonCatching Meteors
Jun-2015Jay WilsonRadio Astronomy
May-2015Dr. Emily LevesqueThe Weirdest Stars in the Universe
Apr-2015Andrew PlanckWhat's Hot on the Moon Tonight
Mar-2015Carla JohnsThe Revered Mt. Wilson Observatory: Yesterday and Today
Feb-2015Dr. Roger CulverCelestial Events that Changed History
Jan-2015Dr. David MalaspinaThe Solar Probe Mission
Dec-2014Zach SchierlImpacts, Dinosaurs, and You!
Nov-2014Dr. Ken OganAn Inside Tour of the New, Large Astronomical Observatories in Chile
Oct-2014Dr. Clark ChapmanThe MESSENGER Spacecraft's Exploration of Mercury
Sep-2014Mike RoosMessier PLUS Marathon
Aug-2014Dr. Alexus McLeodThe Origins of Astronomy in Ancient India
Jul-2014Quintin SchillerCubeSat for Measuring Earth's Radiation Belts
Jun-2014Bill PosselMAVEN, 1/2 Way to Mars Update
May-2014Dr. Suzanne Metlay715 New Planets - Kepler Mission Update
Apr-2014Dr. Sarah HorstTitan as a Pre-Biotic Chemical System
Mar-2014Dr. Fran BagenalPlumes on Europa
Feb-2014Ben GondrezFt Collins Museum of Discovery Digital Dome Demonstration
Jan-2014Dr. Steven MillerThe Chelyabinsk Meteorite & Latest from the Suomi-NPP Satellite
Dec-2013Dr. John HartonDark Matter and the Directional DRIFT Experiments
Nov-2013Dr. Sascha KempfCassini Studies Dust from Saturn and its Moons
Oct-2013Drs. Steve & Irene LittleA Visit to the World's Largest Telescope
Sep-2013Bill TschumySatellite Observing / Satellite Launching
Aug-2013Dr. Andrew HamiltonBlack Holes, Inside and Out
Aug-2013Mark 'Indy' KochteFor the World has Hollows, and I have Touched the Ice - The Greatest, Latest MESSENGER Findings on Mercury
Jul-2013Rodney HoweCounting Sunspots
Jun-2013Christine Edwards Stewart | Andrzej StewartExploring Space from a Mission Control Center in Colorado | Spitzer Space Telescope
May-2013Dr. Chris O'DellObservations of Global Climate Change
Apr-2013Tom FayThe Hickson Catalog of Compact Galaxy Groups
Mar-2013Dr. Steven MillerSuomi-NPP Satellite Imaging of the Earth
Feb-2013Robert ArnPanorama Astro-Image Processing Techniques
Jan-2013Andy CaldwellMeteorite Collecting in Antarctica
Dec-2012Dr. Roger CulverMayan End of the World - December 21, 2012!
Nov-2012Dr. Craig DeforestImaging Empty Space: CMEs, Solar Wind, and Free Electrons
Oct-2012Dr. David NesvornyZodiacal Light
Sep-2012Dr. John BallyMolecular Clouds & Eta Carinae
Aug-2012Daniel Greenidge2012 BioBlitz Dark Sky Volunteering
Jul-2012Ray WarrenCommercial Space Flight - Companies and Spacecraft
Jun-2012Randy CunninghamSkygazing with Filters
May-2012Dr. Dan DurdaSub-Orbital Missions - Virgin Galactic, etc.
Apr-2012Tom FayA Virgo Walkabout
Mar-2012Dr. Paul LightseyAstronomy from Space: Where Have We Been, Where Are We Headed?
Feb-2012Dr. Suzanne MetlayWhat Time Is It? Timekeeping in Ancient and Modern Astronomy
Jan-2012Jon CaldwellSpace Rockets - Men & Machines
Dec-2011Meinte VeldhuisLittle Thompson Observatory
Nov-2011Robert ArnNightscape Imaging: Maps, Gas and Bits
Oct-2011Michael HotkaConstruction of a Dobsonian Telescope
Sep-2011Robert MichaelThe Atacama Desert - Earth's Exoplanet
Aug-2011Ray HeinleStudying Energy - Livermore to Arizona to Colorado
Jul-2011Dr. Bob StencelEpsilon Aurigae - Exiting Eclipse
Jun-2011Max MoeCosmic Duos: When Binary Stars Interact
Apr-2011Vern RabenAll-Sky Camera Design and Construction
Mar-2011Bill PosselLASP Mission Logistics - MAVEN and Kepler
Feb-2011Rodney HoweCan Amateur Astronomers Discriminate the Core of Dense Globular Clusters Like M3 and M15?
Jan-2011Tom FaySky Surveys and Web Portals
Dec-2010Bill TschumyEscape from Plato's Cave: The Milky Way Galactic Coordinate System
Nov-2010Robert ArnAstrophotography
Oct-2010Dr. Paul LightseyTelescopes + Rockets: Bigger and Better Astronomy from Space
Sep-2010Craig BetzinaBackyard Dome Observatories
Jul-2010Chip KobulnickyWyoming Infrared Observatory
Jun-2010Bob WebbAstrophotography - Film to Digital
May-2010Drs. Steve & Irene LittleChimney Rock, the Chaco Connection
Apr-2010Jon CaldwellAmateur Telescope Making
Mar-2010Dr. Matt RogersCloudsat
Feb-2010Vern RabenVideo Astrophotography
Jan-2010Greg Halac & Chad MooreThe Night Sky Network - Promoting Astronomy Outreach
Dec-2009Dr. Jack HarveyRemote Imaging in Two Hemispheres
Oct-2009Dr. Suzanne MetlayYour Eyes On the Sky: NEOs (Near-Earth Objects), Satellites and More
Sep-2009Bill PosselLASP Missions: A Tour of the Solar System and Beyond
Aug-2009DVDThe Journey to Palomar
Jul-2009Lee GregoryPlanetary Nebulae in the NGC
Jun-2009Gavin PolhemusBlack Holes De-Mystified
May-2009Allen JeterAstrophotography for Non-Millionaires
Apr-2009Bryan WhiteNitescapes 3-D: Aurora, Yellowstone, Chaco Canyon
Mar-2009Dr. Joel ParkerAstronomer on a Mission: The UIT, Rosetta, and LRO missions
Feb-2009Max MoeOutflows from Active Galaxies
Jan-2009Dan LaszloLunar Observing and Photography
Nov-2008Joe Hinton & Art HoagNorthern Colorado Rocketry
Oct-2008Chad MooreIn Search of Darkness - NPS Research on Light Pollution
Sep-2008Dr. Andrea SchweitzerInternational Year of Astronomy 2009
Aug-2008Roger AppeldornFrom Stars to Cars
Jul-2008Dave ChamnessBlack Holes
May-2008Nate PerkinsJohannes Kepler: His Life and Discoveries
Apr-2008Erica EllingsonDark Energy and Galaxy Clusters
Apr-2008Dr. Nick SchneiderThe Solar System in 3-D
Mar-2008Dr. Fran BagenalNew Horizons Mission to Pluto
Feb-2008Pablo BauleoCosmic Ray Astronomy
Jan-2008Tom FayCosmic Collisions
Dec-2007Michael HotkaAstronomical League Observing Clubs
Oct-2007Greg HalacSkygazing in Australia
Aug-2007Dr. Roger CulverGlobal Network of Astronomical Telescopes (GNAT)
Jul-2007Craig DeForestNew Developments in Solar Physics
Jun-2007Dr. Richard DietzSolar Eclipse Reminiscing
May-2007Dr. Bruce JakoskyAstrobiology, Science and Religion
Apr-2007Lee GregoryChoice Images of the Messier Catalog, Part 2
Mar-2007Dan DurdaNear Earth Asteroids, Threat and Promise
Feb-2007Bryan WhiteNitescapes 3-D: Comets and the Aurora in 3-D Landscapes
Jan-2007Lee GregoryChoice Images of the Messier Catalog, Part 1
Dec-2006Nate PerkinsAstronomy Equipment for Beginners
Nov-2006Ken Van LewTransits
Oct-2006Dr. Joseph DiVerdiRadio Astronomy at Colorado's Table Mountain
Aug-2006Roger AppeldornAstrophotography
Jul-2006Lee GregoryLunar 100, Part 2
Jun-2006Aaron Reid & Dr. Bob StencelWhat's New from the International Dark Sky Association
Apr-2006Jim BergstromMars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE Imager
Mar-2006Lee GregoryLunar 100, Part 1
Feb-2006Nate PerkinsConstruction of a Lightweight Coopered Dobsonian
Jan-2006Randy CunninghamAstrosystems Products
Dec-2005Drs. Steve & Irene LittleEndpoints in Stellar Evolution
Nov-2005Dr. Roger CulverMars, a Modern Mythology
Oct-2005John SpencerCassini Mission Update
Aug-2005Brad JarvisPopulation Growth and Settlement of Space
Jul-2005Dirk TerrellBinary Stars as Keys to Stellar Characteristics
Jun-2005James GreenHST, the Final Chapter
May-2005Tom FayWeb Astronomical Images for Science and Pretty Pictures
Apr-2005Dr. Andrea SchweitzerNASA: Changes Ahead
Mar-2005Jim BurrJMI, Innovations in Products for Astronomy
Feb-2005Drs. Steve & Irene LittleAstro-Archaeology
Jan-2005Dan LaszloKansas Cosmosphere
Dec-2004Dan LaszloAstro-Biology
Oct-2004Nahum AravActive Galactic Nuclei
Sep-2004Dr. Steven LeeMars Rover Update
Jul-2004Max MoeU of Arizona Astro Camp, AAS Meeting
Jun-2004Pablo BauleoExtreme Cosmic Rays
May-2004Dr. Andrea SchweitzerLaunch of SIRTF
Apr-2004Dr. Dennis EbbetsJames Webb Space Telescope
Feb-2004Keith GleasonSommers-Bausch Observatory
Jan-2004Jess HuguleyApollo 13
Dec-2003Sam JohnsonJohnsonian Telescopes and platforms
Nov-2003Dr. Greg KoppThe Sun, a Typical Star We Don't Understand
Oct-2003Dr. Joseph DiVerdiProbing the Ionosphere and Beyond, Radio Waves & Software-Defined Radio
Sep-2003Dr. Roger CulverMars Mania
Aug-2003Max MoeNational Astro League Convention 2003
Jul-2003Drs. Steve & Irene LittleStellar Evolution
Jun-2003Dan LaszloSatellites of Summer
May-2003Corey RadmanStarlab Demonstration
Apr-2003Dr. Steven LeeMysteries of Mars
Mar-2003Dr. Roger CulverJupiter and Saturn
Jan-2003Gerry ReynoldsUnderstanding Diffraction; Astrophotos
Dec-2002Bryan White3-D Comet and Aurora photography
Oct-2002Gary EmersonCCD Camera Astronomy
Sep-2002Brad JarvisFlyby of Asteroid 2002 NY 40
Aug-2002Max MoeU of Arizona Advanced Teen Astronomy Camp
Jul-2002Thom PeckOptics for Professionals, Arizona Observing
Jun-2002Brian RachfordAurora Forecasting
May-2002Dr. Jon MorseEta Carinae and High Mass Stars
Apr-2002Tom MelscheimerLittle Thompson Observatory
Mar-2002Jim CraneDeep Impact Mission
Feb-2002City of Ft CollinsLighting Regulations
Jan-2002Andy GorisInterferometry
Dec-2001Dr. Andrea SchweitzerVoyager Spacecraft at Neptune
Oct-2001Dr. Bruce JakoskyMartian Geology, Signs of Water
Sep-2001Dr. Joseph DiVerdi & Rodney HoweBuilding Radio Telescopes
Aug-2001Archer SullyAfrican Solar Eclipse
Jul-2001Leroy Guatney100 Globular Clusters
Jun-2001Kimon BerlinCarte du Ciel Sky Chart Software
Apr-2001Bill BeachHigh Altitude Ballooning
Mar-2001Randy CunninghamTelescope Construction
Feb-2001Ken Van LewPluto and Charon
Jan-2001Gerry ReynoldsAstronomical Image Processing
Dec-2000Dr. Tom WoodsSolar UV Astronomy
Oct-2000Rodney HoweRadio Astronomy, Backyard and NRAO
Sep-2000Dave Chamness & Gerry ReynoldsBlack Holes Roundtable
Aug-2000Dale VrabecReminiscing about 1900's Caltech Astronomers
Jul-2000Robert WilkinsonAncient Astronaut Hypothesis
Apr-2000Dr. Ray MartinA Tour of US Observatories
Mar-2000Dr. Bob StencelMt Evans Observatory
Feb-2000Andy GorisString Theory
Jan-2000Dave ChamnessRelativity
Dec-1999Tom MelscheimerLittle Thompson Observatory
Nov-1999Robert ZubrinThe Case for Mars
Oct-1999Dr. Roger Culver1999 Leonid Meteors, Storm or Sprinkle?
Sep-1999Gerry ReynoldsAstrophotography
Jul-1999Ken Van LewFamous Eclipses
Jun-1999Dan LaszloLowell Observatory
May-1999Dave ChamnessSelecting a Telescope
Apr-1999Dr. Roger CulverPanic Broadcasts, a Thin Veneer of Civilization
Mar-1999Kevin SchaeferSpace Weather
Feb-1999Declan O'Donnell, J.D.A Legal Framework for Space
Jan-1999Randy MoenchMauna Kea Without Oxygen
Dec-1998Brad JarvisMars Direct
Nov-1998Dr. Dennis EbbetsNext Generation Space Telescope
Sep-1998Bill MassmanJovian Planetary Atmospheres
Aug-1998Dr. Eligar SadehHuman Lunar Missions as Mars Models
Jul-1998Dave ChamnessSupernovas
Jun-1998Ken Van LewFamous Astronomers, Tycho to Jocelyn Bell
May-1998Dr. Bob StencelVariable Stars
Apr-1998Dorothy PillmoreTotal Solar Eclipse
Mar-1998Marty TippmannMeteorites
Feb-1998Dee WangerStarlab
Dec-1997Dr. Dennis EbbetsHubble Space Telescope
Nov-1997Harold PorterHow to Define an Orbit
Sep-1997John BenhamAstrophotography
Aug-1997Dr. Andrea SchweitzerMotions of Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies
Jul-1997Lee YoungbloodTelescope Mirror Making
Jun-1997Tom MelscheimerLittle Thompson Observatory
May-1997John LampreySundials
Apr-1997Ken Van LewMissing Mass in the Universe
Mar-1997Dan LaszloComet Hale-Bopp
Feb-1997Randy CunninghamAstroSystems Tour
Jan-1997Gerry ReynoldsIntroductory Optics
Nov-1996Brad JarvisComets, Asteroids, and Earth Impacts
Oct-1996Dr. Roger CulverCSU Observatory
Sep-1996Tom MeyerThe Case for Mars
Aug-1996Randy MoenchAstronomy on the Internet
Jul-1996Harold PorterOrbital Mechanics Made Clear, Part 2
Jun-1996Erin HandgenTruss Tube Telescopes
Feb-1996Dr. Roger CulverComet Hale-Bopp
Nov-1995Lee YoungbloodCCD Imaging
Oct-1995David GenetAutoscope Corporation
Sep-1995Steve EmmonsStellar Spectra
May-1995Brad JarvisBasic Assumptions in Astronomy
Apr-1995Tom BisqueRemote CCD Imaging with The Sky Software
Mar-1995Gary EmersonAstronomy at the South Pole
Feb-1995Harold PorterIntroduction to RedShift Multimedia Astronomy
Jan-1995Dorothy PillmoreThe November 3, 1994 Total Solar Eclipse
Nov-1994Gene FattonMeasurement Standards
Sep-1994Dr. George ObbsuthThe Eye