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Leonardo da Vinci at the Colorado School of Mines, Arthur Lakes Library: In addition to the Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius exhibit now in progress at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (see https://secure1.dmns.org/leonardo-da-vinci-500-years-of-genius ), there is another excellent  exhibit about his work, currently on display at the Lakes Library on the CSM campus. The Machines of Change: The Da Vinci Machines exhibit includes “over 60 authentic reproductions of machines and devices designed by Leonardo DaVinci were created using similar materials, building techniques and tools that Leonardo would have had access to in his time”, plus full-size reproductions of Leonardo’s most famous paintings.  The exhibit, free to all visitors, is spaced around the corridors and reading rooms of the main floor of the library. Library hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. most days, 12 to 6 weekends.
 
 
Fri., Apr. 12, 6:45 p.m., North Jeffco Gem & Mineral Club Silent Auction; all welcome (setup begins at 5:30). APEX Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. For more info, Bill Jones, 303-503-6288
Fri.-Sat.-Sun., Apr. 12-14, Colorado Mineral and Fossil Spring Show, Crown Plaza Hotel /Convention Center, 15500 E 40th Ave., Denver, Colorado, 10-6 Fri. & Sat., 10-5 Sun., free parking & admission.

Fri.-Sat.-Sun., Apr. 12-14, Dave Bunk Minerals, Spring Open House & Sale, 5695 Yukon St., Arvada; Friday 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5. All are welcome.
 
Thurs., Apr. 18, Colorado Scientific Society annual dinner meeting, at Mount Vernon Canyon Club, 24933 Clubhouse Circle, Golden [Lookout Mountain] with a presentation, “Kilauea’s 2018 eruption - new methods and perspectives for monitoring volcanic eruptions”, by Jeff Sloan and Don Becker, USGS.  You may attend the dinner, or just come afterward for the presentations.  Social gathering at 5:30, dinner at 6:00, program at 7:00. To make reservations see www.coloscisoc.org .
 
Mon. & Tues., Apr. 22 & 23, a pair of short Geology/Nature Hikes for Earth Day (which of course is always April 22), on the Table Mountains, Golden.  Monday. Apr. 22, a hike to the waterfall on the east side of North Table Mountain; meet at 5:00 p.m. at Tony Grampsas Park, Salvia St. off W. 44th Ave., Golden.  Tuesday, Apr. 23, a hike to the top of “Castle Rock” on South Table Mountain; meet at the trailhead at 18th St. & Belvedere St., Golden (take 19th St. east till it dead-ends at the foot of the mountain; jog left on Belvedere, park between 19th & 18th Streets. Let by USGS geologist Pete Modreski. Open to the public—anyone who would like to come. Each hike should take 2 hours or less, up & back; return by dusk. For more info or if weather is questionable, contact pmodreski@usgs.gov, off. 303-202-4766, cell 720-205-2553.
 
April 25-28Dinosaur Ridge, 30th Anniversary Celebration: events, Thursday through Saturday, include Jurassic Park Movie Night at the Alamo Drafthouse; Walk with a Scientist Tours; Spotlight on Science talk at the Origin Hotel Red Rocks; Community Carnival in the Cretaceous; and 30th Anniversary Gala Event at Origin Hotel.  For full information on all these events, see http://dinoridge.org/tours-programs/30th-anniversary-celebration/ .
 
Sat., May 4, 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Colorado Mineral Society Silent Auction; Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church, 920 Kipling St., Lakewood. Checkout begins at 2:45 p.m.; all are welcome; for more info, see www.coloradomineralsociety.org or contact Ben Geller, 303-550-5993 or email auction.coloradomineralsociety@gmail.com .
 
Thurs., May 9, 7:30 p.m., Friends of Mineralogy, Colorado Chapter, bimonthly meeting: featuring David Stout, Rhodochrosite from the Capillitas mine, Argentina,. Meeting in Berthoud Hall, Room 109, Colorado School of Mines campus, Golden. All are welcome.
 
Fri., May 10, 2:00 p.m., Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Earth Sciences Colloquium, [note 2 p.m. start time; a 2nd talk follows at 3:00] “The dinosaur resurrection: Modern birds, and their rise from Chicxulub’s ashes”; Dan Field, Univ. of Cambridge. VIP Room, DMNS; all are welcome, museum admission is not required. 2nd presentation this same day:
3:00 p.m.: The end-Permian mass extinction from a high southern palaeolatitude perspective, by Chris Fielding, Univ. of Nebraska.
 
Tues., May 14, Colorado Scientific Society annual Emmons Lecture, by Dr. Mark Barton, Univ. of Arizona, Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources, Synthesis, serendipity, and an open mind:  timely approaches to timeless challenges in mineral deposits; exact location on the CSM campus, TBA. This public presentation will take place in conjunction with a 2.5-day USGS-CSM joint Mineral Resources Forum.
 
Tues., May 16, 10:30 a.m., USGS Rocky Mountain Science Seminar, It’s not just about nitrogen and phosphorus: Why sulfur in agriculture is a growing concern.  Eve-Lyn Hinckley, CU-Boulder. Building 25 auditorium, Denver Federal Center; visitors are welcome. Enter Building 25 at entrance E-14, by the security guard’s station.
 
Sun., May 19, Friends of Mineralogy, Colorado Chapter, Silent (+Vocal) Auction.  Noon to 4 p.m. (setup begins at 11 a.m.), Clements Community Center, 1580 Yarrow St., Lakewood CO.  All are welcome to attend.
 
Tues., May 30, 10:30 a.m., USGS Rocky Mountain Science Seminar,Levering published geological information in Macrostrat to test Earth systems hypotheses: Shanan Peters, Univ. Wisconsin, Madison.. Building 25 auditorium, Denver Federal Center; visitors are welcome. Enter Building 25 at entrance E-14, by the security guard’s station.
 
Fri.-Sat.-Sun., May 31-June 2Pikes Peak Gem & Mineral Show, Norris-Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80905. Sponsored by the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society. Hours: noon-7 pm Fri., 10-5 Sat, 10-4 Sun. Adult admission $5.

Thurs., May 9, 7:30 p.m., Friends of Mineralogy, Colorado Chapter, bimonthly meeting: featuring Ryan Bowling, The Pala Gem Pegmatite District, San Diego County, California. Meeting in Berthoud Hall, Room 109, Colorado School of Mines campus, Golden. All are welcome.

 

Tues., May 14, Colorado Scientific Society annual Emmons Lecture, by Dr. Mark Barton, Univ. of Arizona, Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources, topic and location TBA. This public presentation will take place in conjunction with a 2.5-day USGS-CSM-CGS joint Mineral Resources Forum.

 

Sun., May 19, Friends of Mineralogy, Colorado Chapter, Silent (+Vocal) Auction.  Noon to 4 p.m., Clements Community Center, 1580 Yarrow St., Lakewood CO.  All are welcome to attend.

 

Fri.-Sat.-Sun., May 31-June 2Pikes Peak Gem & Mineral Show, Norris-Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80905. Sponsored by the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society. Hours: noon-7 pm Fri., 10-5 Sat, 10-4 Sun. Adult admission $5.

 

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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”, http://goldenbeertalks.org/

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 http://cafescicolorado.org/ .

Colorado Scientific Society (3rd Thursday, 7 p.m.), see http://coloscisoc.org/ . 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 http://www.colorado.edu/geologicalsciences/colloquium

CSU Dept. of Geoscience Seminars (Fridays, 4 p.m.), see https://warnercnr.colostate.edu/geosciences/geosciences-seminar-series/

Van Tuyl Lecture Series, Colorado School of Mines, (Thursdays, 4 p.m.):  https://geology.mines.edu/events-calendar/lectures/

Denver Mining Club (Mondays, 11:30), see http://www.denverminingclub.org/ .

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  http://www.dmns.org/science/research/earth-sciences/

Denver Region Exploration Geologists Society (DREGS; 1st Monday, 7 p.m.), http://www.dregs.org/index.html

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 http://www.fss-co.org/ 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 https://www.nerdnitedenver.com/ .

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

Western Interior Paleontological Society (WIPS); beginning January 2019, WIPS will meet on the 1st Monday of the month, 7 p.m., at Lowry Conference Center, 1061 Akron Way, Denver. See http://westernpaleo.org/ .

Thanks to Peter J. Modreski for keeping us up to date!
To be added to his email list for upcoming events, send request to
pmodreski @ usgs.gov