HUT Observatory

HUT Observatory supports local science education


John W. Briggs as featured in the October, 2001, issue of Smithsonian magazine.

Astronomy is a current topic in the 4th grade curriculum of Eagle County Schools.  Continuing activity that began in 2011, Mr. Briggs of HUT Observatory is making frequent visits as a volunteer to Eagle County schools to assist teachers with special programs.

Science teacher Paul Steiner wrote in June, 2013,  “I want to thank you again for presenting and educating students at Gypsum Creek Middle School the past two years.  I extremely appreciate and value your expertise and willingness to bring your knowledge to Gypsum.  I was also hoping to connect with you again this upcoming school year, you do such a great job and have a ton of enthusiasm which transfers to the students – it’s awesome.”

Mr. Briggs concluded his spring, 2013, visits to Eagle County Schools with a particularly successful series at the Eagle and Edwards campuses of Red Canyon High School, the County’s alternative Expeditionary Learning high school.

Please feel free to contact Mr. Briggs if you would like him to visit your school or organization., 970-328-6228.  Note also that free programs are ongoing through the Eagle Valley Astronomical Society, usually meeting on the second Thursday of each month, at Walking Mountains Science Center, Avon, Colorado, starting at 7:30 PM.  The programs are typically crafted specifically for students and parents.