February 27, 2013
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Stargazing March 8 at FRCC Campus in Fort Collins Seeks to Track Comet PanSTARRS

Please note: Because of deteriorating weather conditions — clouds and forecasted snow — this event is canceled. There will be public stargazing at Stargazer Observatory, 3733 Galileo Drive, Fort Collins, from 8 to 10 p.m. Sunday, March 17. Weather permitting, of course.

The next stargazing at the Larimer Campus observatory will be Friday, April 5.

-Front Range Community College will have a public stargazing from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the Sunlight Peak Observatory on the Larimer Campus, Harmony Road and Shields Street, Fort Collins.

Skies permitting, the main goal for the evening is to try to spot Comet PanSTARRS which will be setting shortly after sunset. Other celestial objects to see are Jupiter and the Orion Nebula.

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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