Sunflower Theatre - Cortez Colorado Events Venue

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Sunflower Theater at KSJD - Cortez, Colorado Events Venue

Night With The Ancients ~ Lecture by Jennifer Frost ~ Tuesday April 30, 7pm

A Night with the Ancients: Our History Is in the Stars

Lecture by Jennifer Frost

Doors open at 6:30pm

Starts at 7pm



Canyon of the Ancients and the night sky

A virtual tour through the night sky that explores the various cultural connections to and stories of the constellations that will be visible that night.

Stargazing expert Jennifer Frost is on a mission to make sure the public does not miss out on the wonders of the night sky.

The interpretive park ranger for Canyons of the Ancients National Monument says, “With 50 percent of the world’s population born in cities, odds are 50 percent will never see the night sky.  We’re in danger of a generation being raised without a clue about the night sky because of light intrusion, and my goal is to help change that.”

Frost has a background in teaching astronomy and science. She’s hosted popular night-sky programs at several national parks and monuments, including Chaco Culture National Historical Park.  Telling the story of the night sky through the Native American perspective will be part of the program.

“The Ancestral Puebloans were monitoring the skies, so there are a lot of cultural stories beyond just the Greek and Roman.”


This lecture is brought to the Sunflower in a partnership with Mesa Verde Country.

Hike The Line ~ Film and Lecture ~ Thursday May 16, 7:30pm

Thursday May 16

Starts at 7pm

Doors open at 6:30pm

Donations accepted at the door


Hike the Line follows two long-distance backpackers, Tenny Ostrem and Claire Wernstedt-Lynch, on the first ever thru-hike of the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border. For 175 days, these two women persevere through the most difficult adventure of their lives while gaining a unique perspective on America’s controversial immigration policies. Challenges around safety protocol and campsite selection tax the most valuable resource they have, each other. The hikers’ many encounters with activists, ranchers, Border Patrol, and migrants challenge their expectations about this highly contested region of our country.



Directed by local filmmaker Corey Robinson.  There will be a Q & A with the director and Tenny Ostrem following the film

Year of Production: 2018
Duration: 33 min