Eve Sleep shares soar as group posts strong revenue

first_imgThe Woodford-backed group halved its marketing costs over the period, in a bid to shore up its balance sheet ahead of the footfall drought during the pandemic. Eve subsequently shaved down its earnings before tax loss by 80 per cent to £1.2m, down from £5.9m last year. Share More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com whatsapp Cheryl Calverley, chief executive of Eve Sleep, said: “Trading through this complex period has been robust and ahead of our previous expectations, and for the first time we have generated positive cash flow over a sustained period.” Shares in mattress maker Eve Sleep hiked as much as 45 per cent this morning as the group posted revenue ahead of expectations, after a spike in sales during lockdown. Cheryl Calverley took over as CEO of Eve Sleep in May 2020 Also Read: Eve Sleep shares soar as group posts strong revenue Eve Sleep shares soar as group posts strong revenue Cheryl Calverley took over as CEO of Eve Sleep in May 2020 Cheryl Calverley took over as CEO of Eve Sleep in May 2020 Also Read: Eve Sleep shares soar as group posts strong revenue Shares rose as much as 45 per cent at market open this morning, before settling at 33.3 per cent up to 2.3p at 8.15am. The mattress company maintained a positive cash flow for the six month period, with the cash balance increasing by  approximately £1.1m as at 30 June, after tax cuts handed out by the chancellor to weather the coronavirus crisis.center_img However, Eve did not update its full-year trading expectations, citing “a backdrop of ongoing economic uncertainty” for the next six months.  It comes after the group scrapped merger talks with rival Simba Sleep in September last year, after a challenging sales period and a boardroom overhaul. Eve reported group revenue of £12.2m for the six months to 30 June, as sales smashed expectations, buoyed by strong e-commerce sales and increased demand for homeware products as Brits stayed home during the pandemic.  Revenue dipped 9.5 per cent compared to the same period last year, however Eve said a year-on-year reduction in revenues was budgeted for to prioritise profitable sales over chasing top-line growth. “These achievements have only been made possible by our experienced and highly capable team who have shown remarkable resilience, engagement and commitment throughout. Calverley added: “We are well placed to benefit from the accelerated shift to online ordering and the increase in spend on homewares as consumers increase investment in their homes. Eve will continue to focus on driving value for our shareholders and building a sustainably profitable business with strong growth potential.” Show Comments ▼ The British firm nodded towards strong sales of premium mattresses and bedframes for its better-than-expected half-year results, supported by wider sales across pillows and duvets.  whatsapp Wednesday 22 July 2020 8:27 am Poppy Wood last_img read more

Skagway marijuana shop is first to get state license to open

first_imgBusiness | Government | Marijuana | Southeast | State GovernmentSkagway marijuana shop is first to get state license to openOctober 22, 2016 by Abbey Collins, KHNS Share:Tara Bass in The Remedy Shoppe with her license to open. (Photo by Tara Bass)A retail marijuana store is ready to open its doors in Skagway, but it’s waiting on one major detail: the pot.Tara Bass is the owner of The Remedy Shoppe, a red and white building on Skagway’s Third St.Earlier this month it became the first business of its kind in the state to pass its final inspection and receive a license to open.Several other businesses around Alaska have been given state and city approval but Bass is the first to pass the final inspection.Local regulations require a conditional use permit to open in Skagway’s Business General Zone and Bass received that permit in April.There’s one hold up, though, and that is right now Bass cannot stock her shelves. She’s still waiting on testing facilities to open once they get the final go-ahead from the state’s Marijuana Control Office.Bass didn’t want to be recorded for this story, but she says she could open her doors tomorrow if she had the product. She plans to buy marijuana from the local licensed cultivator Coyote and Toad’s Garden.Bass and her husband run the Mile Zero Bed and Breakfast in town. Originally, she planned to turn her downtown location previously owned by her parents into a pharmacy. Instead, it was a vacation rental for several years. Then, she started looking into marijuana after Alaska voted to legalize it in 2014.Bass says she feels there’s a need for a retail store and she doesn’t look at it any differently than alcohol.There are several rules about where pot shops can be located. For instance, they have to be at least 500 ft. from schools and churches. Bass realized that her building was a sweet spot. She also feels it’s a good fit for the community and says she’s gotten a lot of positive feedback.The Remedy Shoppe is the product of several years of work and Bass says she’s grateful for the support that she’d gotten from her community. She doesn’t yet have a set opening date; it all depends on when the other pieces fall into place.Share this story:last_img read more

Senate kills Alaska predator protection order

first_imgFederal Government | Syndicated | WildlifeSenate kills Alaska predator protection orderMarch 21, 2017 by Liz Ruskin, APRN Share:A Denali wolf carries part of its prey. Congress is overturning a predator protection measure put in place by the Obama Administration. (Photo by Ken Conger/National Park Service)The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to overturn an Obama Administration rule that banned certain methods of killing predators on national wildlife refuges in Alaska.The vote was 52 to 47.The Obama administration wanted to ban killing bear cubs and wolves in their dens, killing bears over bait and other practices that opponents deem inhumane.The methods aren’t broadly allowed in Alaska anyway, but the state Board of Game said they’re tools that it should be able to deploy, when needed, to restore a balance between predator and prey species.Alaska’s congressional delegation argued the state has the right to manage hunting throughout Alaska and that the rule violated the statehood compact and other federal laws.The House has already voted to overturn the regulation. President Trump is expected to sign the repeal.An identical Park Service regulation remains on the books related to hunting on Alaska’s national preserves.Share this story:last_img read more

Episode 20: The death of a child and a golden ticket for drug makers

first_img Meg Tirrell Log In | Learn More Molly Ferguson for STAT How did every parent’s worst nightmare — the death of a child — spur the creation of an incentive system to turn making drugs for childhood cancer from a high-risk, low-reward gamble to a bet a company might make?Before Nancy Goodman’s son, Jacob, died in 2009, there were only a few, old drugs at hand to treat him. After he died, she asked why. Tags cancerdrug developmentpolicy Signal Podcast @megtirrell About the Authors Reprints What’s included? Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED By Luke Timmerman and Meg Tirrell Jan. 18, 2017 Reprints Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Co-host “The Readout LOUD,” CNBC senior health and science reporter GET STARTED What is it? Episode 20: The death of a child and a golden ticket for drug makers STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond.last_img read more

Residential property sales down in Laois in March – but two houses break the €400k mark

first_img TAGSProperty Price Register Community Twitter The sale of 21 incomplete houses in De Vesci Hill went through in March for €2.2million A total of 47 residential properties changed hands in Laois in March, making it the quietest month in almost a year.It was down from 51 from the number of sales completed in February, and you have to go back to May of last year for a lower number, when there were 45 sales.The most valuable sale completed was for €2.2million and that was for 21 incomplete houses in De Vesci in Abbeyleix which were sold at a BidX1 auction in December.After that the next highest sale was for a house at Corrig, Stradbally, which went for €460,000, making it the most expensive individual property in the county of the year so far, according to the Property Price Register.A second house in Laois also broke the €400,000 barrier with a property in the Heritage Drive in Killenard going for €435,000.In total 149 properties in Laois have been sold in the first three months of the year. That is down from 162 on the same period in 2017.2017 was the most active year of residential property sales since the Property Price Register began making the sales public in 2010. A total of 781 sales were record, one up on the 2016 figures. In 2010 only 331 sales were recorded in Laois.The Residential Property Price Register is produced by the Property Services Regulatory Authority (PSRA) pursuant to section 86 of the Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011. It includes Date of Sale, Price and Address of all residential properties purchased in Ireland since January 1, 2010, as declared to the Revenue Commissioners for stamp duty purposes.€2,200,000 – De Vesci Hill – Abbeyleix – 15/03/2018€460,000 – Corrig, Stradbally – 22/03/2018€435,000 – 2 Heritage Drive, Killenard – 23/03/2018€343,000 – Bushfield, Borris In Ossory – 06/03/2018€242,000 – Acragar, Hill 60, Mountmellick – 14/03/2018€235,000 – Shaen, Portlaoise – 26/03/2018€235,000 – 8 Wilton Lawns, Portarlington – 28/03/2018€225,000 – 181 The Hermitage, Portlaoise – 26/03/2018€207,048 – 15 Holdbrook, Dublin Road, Portlaoise – 23/03/2018€206,000 – Ridge Road, Portlaoise – 28/03/2018€200,000 – 239 Maryborough Village, Mountrath Road, Portlaoise – 16/03/2018€190,000 – 12 The Elms, Forest Park, Portlaoise – 26/03/2018€189,426 – 18 Holdbrook, Dublin Road, Portlaoise – 16/03/2018€185,000 –  64 Clonroosk Abbey, Portlaoise, – 16/03/2018€183,500 – 56 Mell Street, Kilminchy Village, Portlaoise – 20/03/2018€173,000 – 134 Rochfort Manor, Crossneen, Laois – 29/03/2018€170,000 – 18 Rockview Drive, Mountrath Road, Portlaoise – 28/03/2018€170,000 – 72 Borris Little, Portlaoise – 08/03/2018€167,400 – 2 Ard Edmund, Castletown – 20/03/2018€165,000 – 40 De Vesci Court, Fairgreen Village, Portlaoise – 28/03/2018€155,000 – Station Road, Portarlington – 27/03/2018€149,779 – 292 Maryborough Village, Mountrath Road, Portlaoise – 20/03/2018€149,779 – 313 Maryborough Village, Mountrath Road, Portlaoise – 23/03/2018€149,779 – 304 Maryborough Village, Mountrath Road, Portlaoise – 22/03/2018€140,000 – 13 Ashbrook Gardens, Mountrath Rd, Portlaoise – 23/03/2018€130,300 – 69 Aghnaharna Drive, Portlaoise – 27/03/2018€130,030 – 47 Kilnacourt Woods, Portarlington – 09/03/2018€125,000** – 53 Willow Grove, Mountmellick – 23/03/2018€125,000** – 59 Cosby Avenue, Fairgreen, Portlaoise – 23/03/2018€125,000 – Kilcooke, Ballybrophy – 16/03/2018€123,796 – 48 Kilnacourt Woods, Portarlington – 09/03/2018€120,000 – St Anthony’s Villa, Errill – 22/03/2018€114,000 – 14 Davin Park, Mountmellick – 16/03/2018€106,000 –  64 Twomey Terrace, Mountmellick – 14/03/2018€105,000 – Apt 17, The Birches, Kilnacourt Woods, Portarlington – 22/03/2018€103,000 – 37 The Birches, Kilnacourt Woods, Portarlington – 09/03/2018€100,000 – 65 Mell St, Kilminchy – 07/03/2018€93,500 – Chapel St, Rathdowney – 16/03/2018€90,000 – 3 Davitt Road, Mountmellick – 09/03/2018€89,000 – 47 Michaels Park, Portlaoise – 08/03/2018€77,000 – 13 Maryborough Crescent, Portlaoise – 22/03/2018€75,000 – 78 Cherrygrove, Knockmay Estate – 27/03/2018€70,000 – 42 Corrig Glen, Station Road, Portarlington 06/03/2018€50,000 – Apartment 22, College View, Mountmellick – 05/03/2018€48,500 – 69 Riverside, Portarlington  – 15/03/2018€48,000** – 36 Fr O’Connor Crescent, Mountrath – 27/03/2018€25,000 – Middlemount, Rathdowney -16/03/2018SEE ALSO – Check out dedicated property section on LaoisToday Previous articleCrimean cannon to return to Portlaoise ‘in memory of Jerry Lodge’Next articleGovernment set to invest in Laois jobs and roads Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Facebook Council RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter Residential property sales down in Laois in March – but two houses break the €400k mark WhatsApp Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Facebook By Steven Miller – 23rd April 2018 Home Property Residential property sales down in Laois in March – but two houses… Property Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Rugby Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

Mandeville launches ETF offering

first_img Offering ETFs will mean new requirements for mutual fund dealers Keywords Mutual fund dealersCompanies Mandeville Holdings Inc. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Announcing the new service platform, Frank Laferriere, chief operating officer for Mandeville, stated: “Mutual fund representatives have, up until now, been prevented from offering their clients access to ETFs. The lack of access to ETFs was not primarily due to legal or registration reasons, but because of technological limitations and lack of creativity.” (See Investment Executive, ETFs: Removing a roadblock, May 2014.) “Through our relationship with Broadridge, we were able to overcome these challenges and it is to the great benefit of our mutual fund representatives and their clients,” Laferriere said. Mandeville reps will place ETF trades directly on Broadridge’s Dataphile platform. Those trades will be executed through the Mandeville Private Client Inc. relationship with its carrying broker, Fidelity Clearing, which will execute, settle and custody the ETFs on behalf of Mandeville using Dataphile. Mandeville’s clients will receive the benefits associated with Mandeville’s membership in the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) and the MFDA Investor Protection Corp.and its Investor Protection Corp. (IPC). Mandeville Holdings Inc. is the parent company, founded by Michael Lee-Chin, of the Mandeville group of companies which includes Mandeville Private Client Inc., Mandeville Wealth Services Inc., Mandeville Insurance Services Inc. and Portland Investment Counsel Inc. Firms face barriers to ETF market Canoe to acquire Fiera’s retail mutual funds and fund dealer IE Staff Burlington, Ont.-based Mandeville Wealth Services Inc., the fund dealer subsidiary of Michael Lee-Chin’s Mandeville Holdings Inc., Monday announced that its mutual fund representatives will now be able to offer their clients access to exchange traded mutual funds (ETFs). Leveraging a relationship with Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR), Fidelity Clearing Canada ULC and Mandeville Private Client Inc., Mandeville reps will now be able to incorporate a range of ETFs into their investment portfolios. Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

CIBC Asset Management makes changes to its mutual fund line up

first_img Furthermore, CIBC AM will reduce certain management fees, lower several investment minimums and terminate multiple mutual fund classes. “Canadians are looking for value and choice when it comes to investment solutions, which is why we made a number of enhancements to our product line up to improve cost and accessibility,” says David Scandiffio, president and CEO, CIBC AM, in a statement. The management fee reductions of up to 40 basis points on 18 funds across the firm’s mutual fund and private pool roster will take effect Sept. 1. The following changes to investment minimums will also be implemented Sept.: Renaissance Private Investment Program will have a new minimum requirement of $100,000, down from $150,000. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news Wealthsimple launches Sharia-compliant ETF The minimum initial investment for Axiom Portfolios will be lowered significantly to $500from $25,000. Lastly, the firm hopes to simplify its product shelf by closing multiple mutual fund classes with a small asset size and a limited number of unitholders. Investors will receive a written notice of the termination at least 60 days prior to the termination date of Oct. 13. An entire list of details regarding investment changes is available on the firm’s news release. Families with at least $250,000, formerly $500,000, in at least one of the Renaissance Private Pools will be exempted from the minimum requirement of $100,000 per pool. Leah Golob center_img Fidelity Investments unveils new climate-focused fund suite Toronto-based CIBC Asset Management Inc. (CIBC AM) announced on Friday plans to launch a set of new, low-cost CIBC Passive Portfolios and shaking up its investment line up. CIBC Passive Portfolios are designed to accommodate a range of investor risk levels and will be accessible to regular and fee-based investment accounts as well as self-directed investors with accounts at CIBC’s Investor’s Edge, a division of CIBC Investor Services Inc. The portfolios will be available to investors starting July 31. Keywords Fund launchesCompanies CIBC Asset Management BMO to launch six new mutual funds Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

Labour Day Activities in St. Catherine Well Supported

first_imgLabour Day Activities in St. Catherine Well Supported UncategorizedMay 24, 2007 RelatedLabour Day Activities in St. Catherine Well Supported FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Labour Day projects in St. Catherine received support on (May 23), as residents from various communities in the parish turned out to paint walls, cut overgrown grass from verges and do general clean-up at the sites.The parish projects were the painting of the Cenotaph at the Anglican Parish Church in Spanish Town, the cleaning and refurbishing of Emancipation Square, and the mounting of a plaque at Witters Park in Sligoville, the first free village.Mayor of Spanish Town, Dr. Andrew Wheatley, who participated in all three projects said the effort put out by citizens was symbolic of the true spirit of Labour Day. He told JIS News that ever since Labour Day was instituted, people have been coming together to do good for their communities.“I believe that this renewed effort is a positive move in the right direction as at times we get caught up in our devices and do not think about the community. I believe that Labour Day provides an ideal opportunity for communities to work together,” he said.Over in the Portmore Municipality, Mayor of Portmore, George Lee said the involvement of residents in Labour Day activities was “impressive.”“I think it was quite good and I’m quite happy,” he said, noting that residents planted trees and mounted several “no dumping” signs in the parish.In Lauriston, citizens cleaned the entrance to the community. President of the Citizens Association, Audley Nain said he was pleased with the turn out.“Every year we try to get everybody together to clean-up the area, because it’s only when we clean it that we appreciate it, and so we are imploring other communities to do the same. Forget the beach, forget the other activities, just come to your community and clean it up,” he advised.In Spanish Town, members of the Optimist Club painted a pedestrian crossing in front of the St. Catherine Parish Library. President of the Optimist Club, Lera Reid told JIS News that the project was an annual one. “This pedestrian crossing serves many persons. School children from about four schools in the area use it daily, so we think it fitting to do this every year,” she said. RelatedLabour Day Activities in St. Catherine Well Supportedcenter_img Advertisements RelatedLabour Day Activities in St. Catherine Well Supportedlast_img read more

Backing next generation of smart farmers

first_imgBacking next generation of smart farmers The Hon David Littleproud MPMinister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management84 projects to share in $6.48 million Smart Farms Small Grants fundingFocus is on supporting Australian farmers to adopt innovative practices that increase farm productivity, profitability and protection of natural resources Farmers are being given a helping hand to adopt the next generation of sustainable farming practices in the latest round of the Australian Government’s Smart Farms Small Grants.Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said 84 innovative projects aimed at boosting farmers’ agricultural productivity and natural resource management have been awarded funding.“Our farmers produce the best food and fibre in the world because of their ingenuity, resilience and incredible work ethic,” Minister Littleproud said.“They have always looked after the land and this program supports their continued environmental stewardship by backing clever ideas that deliver on-ground results.“The government is investing almost $6.5 million through the fourth round of Smart Farms Small Grants.“These grants aim to improve environmental, economic and social outcomes through better sustainability, productivity and profitability in the food, fibre and forestry industries.One such project, being delivered by Birchip Cropping Group, is investigating the use of multispecies cover crops in low rainfall broadacre mixed farming.“The project will focus on providing outcomes that benefit mixed farming systems, where livestock can supplement a winter cash crop operation,” said Birchip Cropping Group CEO, Fiona Best.“Using local knowledge, we will help our farmers make better, more cost-effective crop management decisions that optimise soil health.”Another project, being delivered by Mallee Sustainable Farming is looking to deliver research and development to the farm by establishing industry-led digital extension hubs across Victoria, South Australia and the New South Wales mallee.“This exciting work will provide virtual access to local research sites and curate a continuous Q&A service for farmers visiting the hubs,” said Mallee Sustainable Farming Executive Officer, Lachlan Sutton“By linking farmers to farmers, and farmers to researchers virtually we can get information out to them while they’re in the tractor cab. For time poor farmers, this will be a total game changer and allow us to deliver improvements across up to 4 million hectares MSF covers as well as the rest of Australia.”“These are just two examples of how grower groups, landcare groups and other organisations are helping farmers to think clever and make a real impact on the ground”, Minister Littleproud said.“I am excited by all of the great ideas put forward by the successful applicants under Smart Farms Small Grants.“This is a key National Landcare Program initiative and part of the government’s commitment to helping industry towards its target of growing the sector to $100 billion by 2030.”For a full list of successful grantees visit the Australian Government investment in Landcare page here.Fast Facts:The Smart Farms program is the key agriculture portfolio initiative under phase two of the $1.1 billion National Landcare Program.The program comprises the Smart Farming Partnerships, Smart Farms Small Grants and Building Landcare Community and Capacity grant programs.To date, including this fourth funding round, Smart Farms Small Grants has funded a total of 384 projects to the value of $25.5 million.An additional two rounds of Smart Farms Small Grants are anticipated with funding of up to $18 million.The government is investing almost $6.5 million funding 84 projects through the fourth round of Smart Farms Small Grants towards a diverse range of local projects across Australia. Grants were available for between $5,000 and $100,000 for farmers, fishers and community groups. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Agriculture, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, Birchip, Emergency Management, Fast Facts, Government, New South Wales, resilience, South Australia, sustainability, sustainable, sustainable farming, Sutton, Victorialast_img read more

Astronomy Day Celebration At CU-Boulder Planetarium And Observatory April 16

first_img Published: April 6, 2005 Rocket launches, sunspot viewing and hands-on telescope lessons are among the highlights of Astronomy Day, a family-oriented celebration being held on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus on Saturday, April 16. Fiske Planetarium and Sommers-Bausch Observatory will offer activities and educational talks from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the planetarium and observatory. All daytime activities and evening telescope viewing are free and open to the public. “Astronomy Day is intended to introduce the fun and fascination of astronomy and science to the public, especially to kids of all ages,” said Suzanne Traub-Metlay, educational program manager at Fiske Planetarium. “It’s an amazing annual event celebrated at planetariums, observatories and astronomy clubs around the world.” Daytime activities will be held from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Talks will be held every 30 minutes in Starlab, Fiske’s new portable planetarium. Segments from the planetarium’s public shows also will be shown on an ongoing basis in the theater. Visitors will be able to launch rockets, handle rocks from space and check out the planetarium’s sound lab. “This year we are putting together our most ambitious educational public program ever,” said Keith Gleason, manager of Sommers-Bausch Observatory. “About every five minutes throughout the day, a different discussion, demonstration, theater show or hands-on activity will get under way either at Fiske or the observatory.” Members of Boulder-area amateur astronomy clubs will be in the planetarium’s lobby all day to share their interest and enthusiasm about their hobby, according to Gleason. Regional telescope and astronomy equipment vendors, as well as local research groups also are being invited to set up booths. At the observatory, displays and activities will help visitors explore color, light, spectroscopy, how telescopes work, why the sky is blue and how solar and lunar eclipses happen, according to Gleason. Weather permitting, visitors also will be able to look at sunspots using the observatory’s solar telescope. Members from the Boulder Astronomy and Space Society will be at the observatory showing off a wide variety of amateur telescopes, ranging from inexpensive beginner’s models to larger versions. They also will hold presentations explaining what to look for when buying a telescope and offer advice to novice astronomers. From 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. the observatory’s 16-, 18- and 24-inch telescopes will be available for the public to use. Fiske Planetarium also is presenting the “Left Channel,” a live concert at 9 p.m. Tickets for the show are $6 in advance or $8 at the door. For a complete schedule of events, times and locations visit http://cosmos.colorado.edu/sbo/public/special.html. For more information about either facility call (303) 492-5002 or visit the planetarium’s Web site at http://www.colorado.edu/fiske or the observatory’s at http://cosmos.colorado.edu/sbo. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more