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Science Sunday Adult Night at Jimmy's Restaurant on May 17th was a smashing success.  The Aspen Science Center thanks you for coming to support our program and that of the Aspen High School Pro Start classes.


Summer Programs

May 17th Science Sundays at Jimmy’s (adult program) time

June 17th Aspen Senior Center 2-3:30
June 27th Lemonade Day in conjunction with The Buddy Program ,all day at the firehouse.
June 23rd Basalt Library 5:30 pm
June 24th BBQ-Aspen Center for Physics 5-6:30pm
June 30th Pitkin County Library 1pm
July 1st BBQ-Aspen Center for Physics 5-6:30pm
July 1st Aspen Senior Center 2-3:30
July 2nd Aspen City Day Camp
July 8th BBQ-Aspen Center for Physics 5-6:30pm/Cool Jobs
July 9th Aspen City Day Camp
July 15th BBQ-Aspen Center for Physics 5-6:30pm
July 15th Aspen Senior Center 2-3:30
July 16th Aspen City Day Camp
July 22nd CRMS BBQ-CRMS campus in Carbondale 5-6:30pm

July 23rd Aspen City Day Camp
July 23rd Science of Music-Aspen Jewish Community Center, Harmonics in Music and Science 4-5pm                        Tickets:

July 28th Pitkin County Library. Aspen 1pm

July 29th BBQ-Aspen Center for Physics

July 30th Aspen City Day Camp
July 30th Science of Music-Aspen Jewish Community Center, Evaluating Musical Instruments 6-7pm                         Tickets:
August 5th BBQ-Aspen Center for Physics 5-6:30pm
August 5th Aspen Senior Center 2-3:30
August 6th Science of Music-Aspen Jewish Community Center, Neuroscience of Music 6-7:30pm                          Tickets:
August 9th Street Fair Paepcke Park 10am-4pm
August 12th Stargazer and Ice Cream Social-Aspen Center for Physics 7:30pm
August 13th Science of Music-Aspen Jewish Community Center, Pianos: How they work 6-7pm                                Tickets:

October 3 Energetics Ed Day at RFHS time?

The Aspen Science Festival is a summer-long celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics  (STEM) comprised of programs for kids up and down the Valley in cooperation with various Valley institutions. The programs are deeply rooted in the Aspen Science Center’s mission to improve the public understanding of STEM subjects and centered around our belief that STEM education follows most effectively when kids have had the opportunity to experience the wonder of science first hand.
The Festival consists of a Science Street Fair, a Stargazer Ice Cream Social, the Physics BBQs, Cool Jobs, and the Down Valley Science BBQs.
Physics BBQs are held on the campus of the Aspen Center for Physics and start with a yummy BBQ, followed by hands-on experiments and a talk about science.  5:00 - 6:30PM, June 25, July 9, July 30, 2014.
Cool Jobs. Following our usual BBQ, kids have the opportunity to hear first hand from people who are excited about having jobs based on Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics. They will hear about the wonders of science that these people experience everyday on the job. Aspen Center for Physics, 5:00 - 6:30PM, July 16, 2014
The Down Valley Science BBQs are similar to the Physics BBQs but are held on the campus of Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale. The usual yummy BBQ is followed by hands on experiments and a talk about science. 5:00 - 6:30PM,  July 2 and July 23, 2014. 
The Star Gazing Event begins with ice cream made with liquid Nitrogen followed by stories of the stars and ends with star gazing at the Colorado night sky using a variety of telescopes. 7:30 PM, August 6, 2014 (during the Perseid meteor shower) on the Aspen Center for Physics campus.
The Festival concludes with the Science Street Fair, a daylong event 10AM to 4PM, August 10, 2014 in Paepcke Park. The Fair features continuous on-stage performances by professional science entertainers and dozens of hands-on exhibits from top universities and science establishments, local organizations, and local educators and students.

Latest News and Events

Adult Night at Jimmys

Posted on May 3, 2015

Watch the Competition Unfold

Local peronalities and their teams of chefs, AHS Prostart culinary students and cocktail experts create delicious dishes and drinks


Teen Night at Jimmy’s

Posted on May 3, 2015

Saturday May 9rh 5:30pm to 10pm  for Teens

The Amazing Race at Jimmy's Bodega-Teen Edition!
When: Saturday Night May 9th 5:30-10pm
Where: Jimmy’s Bodega Restaurant (307 S. Mill St in Aspen)
What: High school students from the Roaring Fork Valley, in teams of 3-5, can compete in a hilarious evening of 4 science challenges scattered around town, topped off with dinner, awards, party tricks, and a fire vortex for making s’mores.

Entry is free!


Science Sundays @ Jimmy’s Restaurant

Posted on April 14, 2015


The families and kids who participate in the the Aspen Science Center's Science Sundays at Jimmys Restaurant on May 3rd, 9th, 10th, and 17th will carry away a  passion for science and for the pursuit of learning. They will learn how and why things work the way they do through experiments and observations.  They'll see that science isn’t just lab coats, test tubes and owl pellets. Science is like magic, it touches almost everything we do on a daily basis. When someone watches television, puts on makeup, or measures something, there’s science involved.”

Jimmy Yeager says “For me, applied mathematics and related scientific fields are incredibly interesting and when I see how foods are made and the chemical reactions involved in cooking, I see a real marriage of science and art.”


Science Cafe

Posted on March 25, 2015

Topic: Condensed Matter: Non-Equilibrium Quantum Matter
Wednesday, March 25th
Wheeler Opera House ~ Aspen

4:30 pm - Physics Café
5:30 pm - Physics Lecture


What is Happening In Aspen?

Posted on February 3, 2015

Aspen Sports Summit

March 27 & 28 2015 at The Aspen Institute

The first annual conference represents a unique concept in bringing together individuals in the fields of health, fitness, the medical industry and sports training. Attendees will obtain a better understanding of some of the critical issues in the world of sports such as concussions, injuries and rehabilitation, cutting-edge improvements in performance training and nutrition.


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