It was brought to my attention on the Bad Astronomy blog that there would be a talk at the University of Colorado's Fiske Planetarium by Luisa Rebull, a Caltech scientist who is working with the orbiting infrared Spitzer Space Telescope. The B.A. mentioned that he himself would be in attendance. I've totally wanted to stalk him since moving here, so I persuaded Tim to go with me to Boulder tonight for the talk.
Also this night, the moon and Venus appeared just a couple of degrees apart from each other, in an IYA2009 event dubbed "Beauty Without Borders". So after dinner at Red Robin, we paused to look at them in the parking lot.
Fiske Planetarium has an interesting exhibit space in its lobby, which gave us something to do while waiting.
At the observatory, we got to see the Orion Nebula and Comet Lulin. Joy Joy.