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Past Outreach Events:

  • We celebrated International Observe the Moon Night on October 5th from 6:30-8:30p.m. at Fiske Planetarium, CU Boulder.

  • On July 13, 2019, Jack Burns presented Our Future in Space: The Moon and Beyond during the Apollopalooza celebration at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. Watch the video of his talk.

  • On July 12, 2019, Jack Burns presented Our Future in Space: The Moon & Beyond for the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration at Fiske Planetarium, CU Boulder campus.

  • Jack Burns led a talk back session on May 1, 2019 after the audience watched the film "Apollo 11" which is a cinematic space event film fifty years in the making. Featuring never-before-seen large-format film footage of one of humanity's greatest accomplishments: travelling to the urface of the moon. (Todd Douglas Miller, 2019, USA, 1:33, G) 

  • We participated in Astronomy Day on April 6, 2019 organized by Fiske Planetarium and Sommers-Bausch Observatory. The theme of the event was 'THE MOON - Appreciating our Nearest Neighbor.' It was a full day of free family-friendly activities, telescope observing, light labs, scale solar system tours, stomp rockets, comet labs, and planetarium shows focused on our Moon. NESS Director, Dr. Jack Burns delivered the keynote presentation for Astronomy Day titled, "Our Future in Space: The Moon and Beyond" at 7pm Fiske Planetarium.  

  • Dr. Harrison 'Jack' Schmitt, Apollo 17 astronaut and scientist visited NESS and then presented "Walking on the Moon: Apollo 17 Exploration and Beyond" at Fiske Planetarium on October 29, 2018. Read more on CU Boulder Today's article, Apollo astronaut visits campus, shares tales from the moon. Also, watch the recorded presentation at Fiske Planetarium's YouTube Channel. 

  • We celebrated International Observe the Moon Night on October 20, 2018. International Observe the Moon Night is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation and understanding of our moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration. The annual event connects scientists, educators and lunar enthusiasts from around the world. The Network for Exploration and Space Science, Fiske Planetarium, and Sommers-Bausch Observatory had activities planned throughout the evening, including: Our Future in Space: Humans, Robots, and Telescopes Exploring Together by Dr. Jack Burns: 7 p.m. at Fiske Planetarium and Telescope Observations of the Moon: 8-10 p.m. at Sommers-Bausch Observatory. The International Observe the Moon Night Coordinating Committee is led by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Public Engagement Team at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, with representatives from NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual InstituteLunar and Planetary InstitutePlanetary Science InstituteAstronomical Society of the PacificCosmoQuestScience Festival Alliance, and Night Sky Network.

  • Jack Burns presented “Our Future in Space” at Fiske Planetarium to 45 high school STEM students participating in the national Summer Science Program (SSP) at CU-Boulder on July 24, 2018.
  • Jack Burns, along with Scott Pace (Executive Director of the National Space Council), conducted a panel on Space Policy for the 60th anniversary alumni symposium of the SSP at CU-Boulder on July 28, 2018. Download the presentation (PDF, 12.3 MB)
  • Jack Burns presented "Our Future in Space: Humans, Robots, & Telescopes Exploring Together" at the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition 2018 conference in Pensacola, FL on February 22, 2018. Watch full video of talk.
  • International Observe the Moon Night, October 20, 2017: The Network for Exploration and Space Science, Fiske Planetarium, and Sommers-Bausch Observatory hosted InOMN with a special presentation by Jack Burns, titled "Back to the Moon for Good." Additionally, telescope observations of the Moon were offered at Sommers-Bausch Observatory throughout the evening.