Science

Astronomy 101 - The Universe Through the Eyes of the Hubble Telescope


Th, Oct. 6, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
The Hubble Space Telescope has taken thousands of pictures of phenomenal objects in the Universe. This program highlights some of the most beautiful ones: galaxies, globular clusters, planetary nebulas, and gaseous globules. Presentation followed by viewing the night sky through a telescope and hot cocoa!
Instructor: Win Pendleton, PhD
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $5

Astronomy 101 – Grand Tour of Our Solar System


Th, Nov. 10, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Join us for an exploration of our sun, our planets (including Pluto!), and several of the moons in the solar system. Presentation followed by viewing the night sky through a telescope and hot cocoa!
Instructor: Win Pendleton, PhD
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $5

Astronomy 101 - The Life Cycle of Stars


Th, Mar. 9, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
How do you measure the life of a star? Join us as we trace the birth, life, and death of the stars, featuring the topics of starburst nebulas, red giants, supernovas, white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes. Presentation followed by viewing the night sky through a telescope and hot cocoa!
Instructor: Win Pendleton, PhD
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $5

Astronomy 101 - Wonders of the Spring Sky


Th, Apr. 6, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Find out what’s visible in the sky this time of year! We will explore constellations of note, Spring Equinox, sun signs, and Hubble images of wonder hidden in the spring night sky. Presentation followed by viewing the night sky through a telescope and hot cocoa!
Instructor: Win Pendleton, PhD 
Location: PACE Center
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.
 
Parker Arts' annual Honey Festival on Sunday, August 7, from 9:00 a.m. - Noon at O'Brien Park was a great success! Thanks to all of our exhibitors who participated and our generous sponsors: Murdoch's, Natural Grocers, Tagawa Gardens, and SCFD. See you next year! 

Stay tuned for several beekeeping classes scheduled for this winter and summer. Including our very own cooking with honey culinary class!

Honey Creations


Ages: 18+
There are so many types of honey on the store shelves and bee keeping is becoming more and more common. Join us in this hands-on class as we learn how to use honey in delectable sweet and savory dishes. Bee there!
Instructor: Michele Lillie
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $45 R/$49 NR
8689 M, Apr. 3, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

An Average Joe’s Guide to Honey Bees –
Why We Need Them and How to Keep Them


In this two hour session we will discuss how Honey Bees are important to our entire ecosystem especially for their pollination efforts for our food supply. We will cover the types of plants you can plant in your garden this spring to support bees, local sources of "bee friendly" plants and why you might want to reconsider use of pesticides in your garden. Finally, we will cover some bee keeping basics as either a bee hive host or a beginning bee keeper.
Instructor: Joe Komperda
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $20 R/$22 NR 
Date TBA