April 1, 2014

Stargazing April 4 at FRCC Campus in Fort Collins Seeks Views of Jupiter, Mars

The Sunlight Peak Observatory will be open for public stargazing from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 4.

Stargazers will be treated to a waxing crescent moon, Jupiter, and about 9 p.m., Mars. The International Space Station may be visible in the southern sky, also about 9 p.m.

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. If skies and weather allow, the stargazing will go on as scheduled. Cancellations can happen the day of the event.

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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