March 5, 2012
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Community College Campus in Longmont Opens Observatory March 15 for Stargazing

Front Range Community College will have a public stargazing from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Boulder County Campus observatory.

The observatory is in the courtyard of the Classroom Building at the campus, 2121 Miller Drive, Longmont.

Amateur astronomers are invited to bring their own telescopes to set up in the courtyard.

In addition to the 14-inch Celestron telescope mounted in the observatory dome, the Boulder County Campus has a radio telescope that will be operational during the event. Because radio telescopes can operate even under cloudy skies, there will be a demonstration to view no matter the sky cover.


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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education serving more than 151,000 students annually. CCCS oversees career and academic programs in the 13 community colleges in Colorado and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and seven other post-secondary institutions.

About the author:

John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College. He’s a somewhat-frequent bicycle commuter, a certified soccer referee, and a newspaper editor whose subscription ran out.

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