September 4, 2013
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FRCC Offers 2 Stargazing Events in September in Fort Collins

Front Range Community College will have two public stargazing events in September.

The first is from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at the Sunlight Peak Observatory on the Larimer Campus, Harmony Road and Shields Street, Fort Collins. The second is from 8 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Stargazer Observatory, 3733 Galileo Drive, Fort Collins.

Skies permitting, the main targets for the evenings will be Saturn, the Ring Nebula, the Hercules Cluster, and the moon.

Observatories are 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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