Solar Eclipse/Calder Talks, FREE

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Tuesday June 13, 1-3:30 pm

At The Academy, 6500 E. Girard Ave., Denver, CO 80224 (inside CBC)
FREE for members and their guests, light refreshments included
NO RSVP’s needed. Questions to or (303) 770-0786

Don’t Get Left in the Dark:  the Total Solar Eclipse

From NASA, “On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, a total eclipse will cross the entire country, coast-to-coast, for the first time since 1918. Weather permitting; the entire continent will have the opportunity to view an eclipse as the moon passes in front of the sun, casting a shadow on Earth’s surface. “

Jim Baron will discuss the facts and developments surrounding this astronomical phenomenon. Joining Jim will be Anne Holland, the Community Engagement Director for the Space Science Institute. She will bring a solar telescope that will be set up to view the sun, and eclipse crophave eclipse-viewing glasses as giveaways.

Jim Baron is an Academy member and has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Detroit. He spent 47 years working at Hughes Aircraft/Raytheon designing spacecraft and ground control systems.  He worked on the Surveyor moon program and says, “My only claim to fame is that in a very real way, my fingerprints are on the moon.”

Anne Holland has a Master’s of Science in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota. She has conducted astronomy outreach for the Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station in Hawaii.


Art in the Gardens: Alexander Calder and Morecalder crop

Join Lisa Eldred, Director of Exhibitions, Art & Interpretation for the Denver Botanic Gardens for the second part of the program. The Academy is proud to welcome her back to talk about the installation featured in the Garden’s current living gardens exhibit, Calder Monumental. Alexander Calder was the inventor of the mobile and used it in his sculpture work. Lisa will also talk about the gallery’s indoor exhibit: Color: Works by Teresa Booth Brown. Her paintings intend to “… organize thoughts and ideas that resist written language. From a simple composition, each painting is developed intuitively by the addition and subtraction of layers of paint, collage and drawing.”

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