The next café of the 2021-22 school year takes place online at 9:30 am MST on February 5, 2022. Register to receive the link.

Backyard Worlds: Discovering Nearby Worlds Through Citizen Science
with Dr. Aaron Meisner

Explore the birth and death of stars, killer asteroids, the structure of the universe, gravitational lenses, dark energy, dark matter, colliding galaxies and more through hands-on activities related to the short presentation. Use the actual computer programs and data that the scientists use as you participate in a state-of-the-art computer lab activity, watch a movie, or explore the topic with a 3-D printer or an Oculus Rift! The Teen Astronomy Cafés are open to all high school students at no cost. The program aims to elevate student achievement and desire to go to college, and perhaps inspire some students to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM).