October 14, 2013

Community College Campus in Westminster Opens Observatory to Public Oct. 24

The observatory at Front Range Community College-Westminster Campus will be open for public stargazing from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24.

The observatory is located on the east side of the campus, 3645 W. 112th Ave., Westminster. In event in inclement weather, the alternate date is Tuesday, Oct. 29. Observatories are at outdoor temperatures, so dress for the weather.

This activity is appropriate for all ages, from supervised children through adult. Amateur astronomers may set up their own telescopes on lawn and sidewalk space next to the observatory.

Recorded information about the status of the event will available on the day of the event at (303) 404-5409. Contact Lindsay Rocks, Ph.D., astronomy and physics faculty, at lindsay.rocks@frontrange.edu for more information.

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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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