Mars: Straight from the Telescope July 27

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To Welcome you to our new home, The Academy presents: EXPLORING MARS ONE GIANT IMAGE AT A TIME Wednesday, July 27, 1-3 pm followed by reception and classroom tours Presentation by Dr. Jim Bergstrom, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Although this amazing telescope launched over 10 years ago, the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera remains the largest telescope ever sent to another solar system body. Since arriving in Mars’ orbit in March 2006, it has collected ...

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Fall 2016 Days Courses Meet

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What Room? What Door?When school starts, where do you go to find your class? Right Here! Click here to find out the Room…Feb 11 2016academyll.org Days Courses Meet Click here: Days Courses Meet While Your Looking around: Please take a moment to orient yourself with online registration.  Online Registration Directions Classes begin SEpt. 13, 14, 15 ...

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We Moved to Hampden & Monaco

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Where? Calvary Baptist Church, 6500 E Girard Ave, Denver (corner of Monaco and Hampden, 1 mile east of I-25) -Good parking.  -Great social space.  -Many off-site lunch options.  Same Academy experts and fantastic classes. ...

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The Poet of RiNo

Rex Brown teaches, "Pulitzer Prize Winning Poets You Probably Haven't Read," starting March 16 at 1 p.m. The coursework includes reading poems in class and reacting to them in a discussion format. The unofficial mayor of RiNo (that's what the Academy has dubbed him) is a learned artist, poet and business owner in Denver's new hot spot, River North (RiNo). Just North of Coors Field, this area is home to a FREE(!) First Friday art walk (including this Friday night), where you can see Rex and ...

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Not Your Average Crime&Court Show

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Do you like a good Law & Order, CSI or Chicago whatever? Well stop watching it on TV and experience it through people who actually live in the real world of crime, law and society. We have an appellate justice, trial lawyer, attorney general to tell tales of what's really going on in the courtroom and society. CRIMINAL JUSTICE: CURRENT ISSUES IN CONTEXT COURSE LEADER: Barry Mahoney Barry Mahoney has worked on criminal justice issues for over 50 years as a litigating attorney, ...

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Where’s My Classroom?

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When school starts, where do you go to find your class? Right Here! Room + Days Courses Meet -S17 - FINAL Click here for your FACILITY MAP Click here for your DRIVING ...

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Hat Expert Profiled in Post

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  The Academy is always seeking out the best of the best to teach our courses. This Spring is no exception. Dr. Beverly Chico was a long-time teacher at some of the best universities in the nation. Her passion lies in Headwear, and she is teaching a course about how hats display culture, starting March 9-April 6. Just a couple of years ago, the Denver Post interviewed Chico to learn about her studies: Denver Post article on Dr. Beverly Chico LIFESTYLES History professor and author ...

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Back to School Buzz

  Back-to-School Special Presentation & Reception ACADEMY FOR LIFELONG LEARNING “The Buzz about Pollinators” Presenter: Cynthia Reiners Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016,  1-3 PM ORCC – Auditorium – 2nd floor,Free event, No RSVP, Bring a Friend One of every three bites of human food is animal pollinated, mostly by bees, which also pollinate a diverse range of fruits and seeds important for our food chain. Disturbing news about the plight of pollinators worldwide has been ...

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Giving-More than Turkey and Stuffing

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The Academy is joining the ranks of other well-known nonprofits like PBS and NPR to solicit your help now through Dec. 31. Dear Academy Members: To protect our independence, we’ll never run ads, sell our mailing list, or pay our wonderful course leaders and speakers who volunteer more than 100 hours of time per course. We're a small non-profit with big business costs: rent, staff, insurance, equipment/computer maintenance, and coffee (okay, that last part isn't that big business). And we love ...

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Break Out the Wigs! It’s an Einstein Party!

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Plus Anniversary cake!!!! To button up our end-of-year programming, The Academy is offering a FREE lecture in conjunction with the Academy's inaugural Giving Week. Wednesday, Nov. 18, Noon-2 (with 15 minutes at 12:45 for cake eating and a passing period for those with a 1 p.m. class) Einstein’s Key to the Universe – The 100th Anniversary of General Relativity Einstein’s greatest achievement was his General Theory of Relativity which he presented to the Prussian Academy of Sciences ...

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