October 29, 2013

Stargazing Nov. 1 at FRCC Campus in Fort Collins Seeks Views of Andromeda Galaxy

The Sunlight Peak Observatory at Front Range Community College will be open from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1.

Autumn is a great time of year to view nebulae and galaxies. Telescopes will point toward Andromeda, our closest neighboring galaxy, along with the Ring Nebula in Lyra. Also, Venus, Uranus, and Neptune are at their best for the year.

Sunlight Peak Observatory is on FRCC’s Larimer Campus, Harmony Road and Shields Street, Fort Collins.

All public stargazing events are scheduled skies and weather permitting. Observatories are at outdoor temperature, so dress for the weather.

Amateur astronomers are invited to bring their own telescopes.

A second public stargazing is planned for 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Stargazer Observatory, 3733 Galileo Drive, Fort Collins.

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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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