Science

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. 

Bee Engaged Bee Keeping Classes


An Average Joe’s Guide to Beekeeping Basics


In this two-hour overview of beekeeping to support honey bees, the Average Joe Beekeeper will provide an overview of honey bees as pollinators, why we need them and how you can keep them.  We’ll cover the differences between bees and wasps, the basic characteristics of honey bees and why they are important as pollinators for our “way of life”.  We will discuss basic beekeeping including sources of bees, equipment, and swarms to help you determine if becoming a beekeeper is for you. As a result of this class you will have a better understanding of what the wonderful world of beekeeping is all about! 
Instructor: Joe Komperda
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $20 R/$22 NR
9628 Sa, May 13, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

An Average Joe’s Guide to Honey Bees – Why We Need Them & How to Attract Them

In this two-hour overview, the Average Joe Beekeeper will provide an overview of Honey Bees as pollinators and how their survival affects us.  We’ll cover the reasons for honey bee losses and how it affects our food chain and talk about planting your garden to attract honey bees and what you can expect when they visit your yard.  Then we will cover basic beekeeping including beekeeping “season” and how to get started with your own hive(s) to help you decide if beekeeping is for you. As a result of this class you will have a better understanding of what you can plant to support honey bees and have some basic knowledge of what the world of beekeeping is all about!  
Instructor: Joe Komperda
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $20 R/$22 NR
9629 Sa, June 3, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Bee Engaged – An Average Joe’s Guide to Products from the Hive


In this two-hour session, the Average Joe Beekeeper will provide an overview on the products from the hive including beeswax, pollen, propolis and of course, honey plus other benefits of the honey bee’s labors including a discussion of Royal Jelly and Apitherapy.  We’ll cover how to get ready to keep your own bees in the spring so that you can benefit from your own bees. As a result of this class you will have a better understanding of what you can produce products from your own hives and have the initial knowledge to enter the world of beekeeping!  
Instructor: Joe Komperda
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $20 R/$22 NR
9630 Sa, Aug. 19, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.