November 27, 2012
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Community College in Fort Collins Opens Observatory Dec. 7 for Public Stargazing

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

Skies permitting, the telescope may train on Jupiter, the Orion Nebula, and a variety of deep sky objects.

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.

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