October 29, 2012

Community College in Fort Collins Opens Observatory Nov. 2 for Public Stargazing

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Front Range Community College will have a public stargazing from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the Sunlight Peak Observatory on the Larimer Campus, Harmony Road and Shields Street, Fort Collins.

Skies permitting, the telescope may train on some deep-sky objects such as the Hercules Cluster, the Ring Nebula, and the Andromeda Galaxy. Jupiter is rising about 8 p.m. and may be visible as well.

The observatory is at outdoor temperature, so dress for the weather.

Amateur astronomers are invited to bring their own telescopes.

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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. CCCS serves more than 162,000 students annually. The system oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six 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.


November 09, 2012 Nils Babel

Do you know when the next public opening for the observatory in Fort Collins will be?

    November 09, 2012 John Feeley

    7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. Thanks for your interest in astronomy.