March 12, 2013
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Stargazing March 17 in Fort Collins Seeks to Track Comet PanSTARRS

Front Range Community College will have a public stargazing from 8 to 10 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Observatory Village Observatory, 3733 Galileo Drive, 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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