News and Events Around Colorado
Events and dates may change, check with Event planners before attending.
Thank you Peter J. Modreski, USGS, Denver, CO, for communicating these events.
Dec. 2-3 (Sat-Sun), 9:00 AM-4:00 PM - CSM Museum, 1310 Maple Street, Golden, CO, announces another ridiculously exciting Book Garage Sale. Lapidary equipment and material, books, journals, minerals, fossils, maps, and miscellanea. Click here for brochure.
Dec. 2-3 (Sat-Sun), Annual Holiday Open House and Mineral Sale, Dave Bunk Minerals & Lithographie Showroom, 5695 Yukon Street, Arvada, Colorado. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 12 noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; all are welcome.
Dec. 4 (Mon), 7:00 p.m., Lithium from Brine and Lots of Other Salty Stories: Pure Energy Minerals’ Clayton Valley Lithium Project, by Patrick Highsmith, President & CEO, Pure Energy Minerals, Ltd. At the December meeting of DREGS (Denver Region Exploration Geologists’ Society), Berthoud Hall Room 241, Colorado School of Mines campus. Social hour 6:00-7:00 p.m., presentation at 7:00; all are welcome. Abstract online at the DREGS website, http://www.dregs.org/.
Dec. 5 (Tue), 3:00 p.m., Ellen Currano (University of Wyoming), Seeing the forest through the leaves - from Ethiopia to the Rocky Mountains. Denver Museum of Nature & Science Earth Science Colloquium Series; VIP Room, DMNS; all are welcome, and museum admission is not required to attend. (See DMNS Earth Sciences Colloquium, left column).
Dec. 5 (Tue), 6:30 p.m., Denver Café Scientifique at Blake St. Tavern. Speaker: Jeff Blackburn, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden CO, “A mile wide and an atom thick- What will graphene be useful for in the years to come?” “Graphene is a single-layer material made entirely of carbon that is only one atom thick. In this presentation, I will give an introduction to how scientists make graphene in the lab and study its impressive properties. I’ll also discuss what types of applications graphene could potentially be used for, including batteries, photodetectors, cell phones, and sensors. I’ll also talk about some applications where graphene may not make the cut, despite some early hopes that it would. Never fear, graphene has a plethora of ultra-thin cousins that I’ll briefly discuss that may pick up the slack in those devices. Ultimately, graphene is one example of a broad array of “nanomaterials” that may give us the next generation of faster, smaller, and more efficient devices.” EVERYONE IS WELCOME. The talk starts at 6:30. Come before 6 PM to leave yourself time to get something to eat. We end around 8 PM. Blake St. Tavern is at 2301 Blake St., close to Coors Field. Parking in a lot adjacent, or at meters on the street. See their website, http://cafescicolorado.org/ .
Dec. 6 (Wed), 4:00 p.m., CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Colloquium, “Erosional and sedimentary records of uplift and climate in the central Andes”, by Dr. Barbara Carrapa, University of Arizona. Benson Earth Sciences Building Room 180. Social Hour with food and drink follow in BESC 185. All are welcome!
Dec. 7 (Thur), 6:00 p.m., Friends of the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum "First Thursday" lecture and Annual General Meeting, featuring a presentation on “The Pegmatites of Colorado, a Survey of Localities” by Mark Jacobson. On the CSM campus in the Ben H. Parker Student Center, Ballroom E, 1200 16th Street, Golden. “Socializing over pizza and soft drinks will begin at 6:00 p.m., and the lecture will start at 7:00 p.m.. Admission is free and all are welcome.”
Dec. 8-10 (Fri-Sun), Flatirons Mineral Club annual Gem and Mineral Show, “Rocks and Rails”. Boulder County Fairgrounds, Main Exhibit Building, 9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont, CO. Combined Gem and Mineral Show + Boulder Model Railroad Club Exposition; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. See https://flatironsmineralclub.org/about/annual-fmc-gem-and-mineral-show/ .
Dec. 13 (Wed), 5:30 PM - Colorado Scientific Society Annual Meeting and Holiday Potluck Dinner, starting at 5:30 p.m.,Arbor House, Maple Grove Park. Featuring President’s Address by Marith Reheis, Emeritus USGS: “DUST! Why Should You Care? (The answer is blowing in the wind)”. All are welcome to come; dinner & social time will begin at 5:30, program at about 7:00. See http://coloscisoc.org/ for more info and an abstract of the talk.
Upcoming Science Fairs – Looking for Judges.
Judges (and other types of volunteers too) are sometimes sought for several school, regional, and state science fairs:
None known at this time
Colorado School of Mines