The observatory at Front Range Community College’s Westminster Campus will be open for public stargazing from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21.

The observatory is on the east end of the campus, 3645 W. 112th Ave. The observatory’s 15-foot dome houses a 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. Astronomy faculty and students in the Astronomy Club, organizers of the event, invite amateur astronomers to bring their own telescopes to set up on the lawn and sidewalk near the observatory.

This event is free, and no reservations are taken. The event also is subject to cancellation because of inclement weather or other issues. Because circumstances can change at the last moment, contact Lindsay Rocks, physics and astronomy faculty, at (303) 404-5409 for information at a time leading up to the stargazing.

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