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Fri., Nov. 9, Colorado Science Conference for Professional Development.  Held at the Denver Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave., Denver; for all science educators. For full information and registration website see


Nov. 10-11, 39th annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium, at New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, Socorro, NM; see .


Wed., Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., Friends of Mineralogy, Colorado Chapter bimonthly meeting; Still Crazy (about Franklin) after all these years: The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, New Jersey”, by Carl (Bob) Carnein. Lakeview Event Center, 7864 W. Jewell Ave., Lakewood CO; all welcome.


Thurs., Nov. 15, 3:00 p.m., Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Earth Science Colloquium,   Mammals Inherit the Earth: How the K/Pg Mass Extinction Killed off Dinosaurs and Opened the Way for Mammals ,by Greg Wilson, University of Washington. VIP Room, 3–4 p.m. Museum admission not required. See for the schedule of DMNS Colloquia for the rest of the year. Coming talks:

            Mon., Dec. 3, The Improbable Fossil Record of Jellyfish and Their Kin, by Graham Young, Manitoba Museum. VIP Room, 3–4 p.m.


Thurs. Nov. 15, 7:00 p.m., Colorado Scientific Society November meeting, topic TBA. Shepherd of the Hills Church, 11500 W. 20th Ave.,Lakewood.


Nov. 16-18, Denver Area Mineral Dealers Show, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Golden CO. Free admission, public welcome.


For more lecture series during the year see:

Colorado Beer Talks (2nd Tuesday, 6-8 p.m.), Windy Saddle Café, 1110 Washington Avenue, Golden, “Golden’s grassroots version of TED talks, Expand your mind with a beer in your hand”,

Colorado Café Scientifique in Denver, monthly lectures on science topics held either at Blake Street Station or Brooklyn’s, Denver; open to the public, no charge other than refreshments you may choose to purchase; see .

Colorado Scientific Society (3rd Thursday, 7 p.m.), see . Meets at Shepherd of the Hills Church, 11500 W. 20th Ave., Lakewood CO, except when noted.

CU Geological Science Colloquium (Wednesdays, 4 p.m.) see

CSU Dept. of Geoscience Seminars (Fridays, 4 p.m.), see

Van Tuyl Lecture Series, Colorado School of Mines, (Thursdays, 4 p.m.):

Denver Mining Club (Mondays, 11:30), see .

Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Earth Science Colloquium series, 3:00-4:00 p.m., VIP Room unless noted, day of the week varies. Museum admission is not required; see

Denver Region Exploration Geologists Society (DREGS; 1st Monday, 7 p.m.),

Florissant Scientific Society (FSS); meets monthly in various Front Range locations for a lecture or field trip; meeting locations vary, normally on Sundays at noon; all interested persons are welcome to attend the meetings and trips; see for details and schedules.

Nerd Night Denver is a theater-style evening featuring usually 3 short (20-minute) TED-style talks on science or related topics; held more-or-less monthly at the Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave., Denver; drinks are available; for ages 18+.  Admission is $6 online in advance, $10 at the door. See .

Rocky Mountain Map Society (RMMS; Denver Public Library, Gates Room, 3rd Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.),

Western Interior Paleontology Society (WIPS; Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2nd Monday, 7 p.m.), . Meetings are held either in the Ricketson Auditorium or the Planetarium at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, unless otherwise noted


Thanks to Peter J. Modreski for keeping us up to date!