FRCC Observatory in Fort Collins Open for Stargazing March 3

The Sunlight Peak Observatory at Front Range Community College will be open for public stargazing from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 3.

Sunlight Peak Observatory is on the Larimer Campus, Harmony Road and Shields Street in Fort Collins.

In addition to a waxing crescent moon, a number of deep sky objects (DSO), including nebulae, galaxies, clusters, and binary stars, may be in view.

Attendees should dress for the weather. The observatory is not heated. This event is weather and skies permitting.

For updates about weather conditions affecting the viewing schedule, check the observatory’s Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/sunlightpeak).

Amateur astronomers are invited to bring their own telescopes.


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John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College.