Science

Astronomy 101 - Wonders of the Spring Sky


Secrets of Star Clusters
Th, Dec. 7, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
A discussion of the types and importance of star clusters and how they are used to determine the age and evolution of stars. Weather permitting, star cluster observing after the class.

Wonders of the Winter Night Sky
Th, Mar. 15, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at PACE
A survey of the visible winter constellations plus Hubble images of the unique objects not visible without a telescope. Weather permitting, there will be star gazing after the lecture.

Sizing Up the Universe
Th, Apr. 19, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at PACE
A discussion of how we measure distances in the Universe. Terms like light-years, parallax, parsecs, and Cepheid variables will be explained in simple terms. Weather permitting, there will be star gazing after the lecture.

Instructor: Win Pendelton
Fee: $5
To purchase your tickets to these Discovery Series Astronomy 101 lectures, please visit our Shows and Events page or call the PACE Center Box Office at 303.805.6800.

Parker Loves Bees!


Parker joined the ranks of Colorado municipalities to allow and promote urban beekeeping with the adoption of new Town ordinance on Oct. 11, 2015. Please visit the Town of Parker website here for Beekeeping in Parker.
Join Parker Arts and the Parker Cultural and Scientific Commission for the 11th Annual Honey Festival on Sunday, August 5, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at O'Brien Park. Families will find something sweet as they enjoy this free community event while learning about the benefits of the honey bee. 
Parker Honey Festival Logo

Beekeeping Classes

 
Please contact paceedu@parkeronline.org for beekeeping classes and resources, including the following lectures:
An Average Joe’s Guide to Beekeeping Basics 
Why We Need Them & How to Attract Them 
An Average Joe’s Guide to Products from the Hive