Northern Colorado Astronomical Society (NCAS)

Fri Apr 18, 8p: Sci-Fi Night Event - FC Museum of Discovery
Fri Apr 18, 8:30p: School Skygazing - Irish ES
Sat Apr 19, 7:30p: Public Skygazing - Bobcat Ridge

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The purpose of our organization is to encourage the understanding & interest in the science & hobby of astronomy. We meet the first Thursday of each month & discuss our interests & share our experience in the universal world of astronomy.

See the 2014_Brochure for a club overview.

M82 + Supernova

Jan24 M82+SN2014J

( 2014 Charlie Davis)

Pacman Nebula

Dec27 Pacman Nebula

( 2013 George Angelos)


Dec14 Geminid Meteor
( 2013 Robert Grover)

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Northern Colorado Astronomical Society Event Calendar from the Night Sky Network.

NCAS Regular Meetings (NCAS meets at the new Ft Collins Museum of Discovery)
Thu May 1, 7:30p
(Dinner 6p, Meeting 7:15p)
Dr. Suzanne Metlay, Western Governors University: 715 New Planets - Kepler Mission Update 408 Mason Court
Fort Collins 80524

Thu Jun 5, 2014
Thu Aug 7, 2014
Speaker to be announced. Suggestions/volunteers for speakers/topics should be directed to the NCAS VP . 408 Mason Court
Fort Collins 80524

Thu Jul 3, 7:30p
(Dinner 6p, Meeting 7:15p)
Quintin Schiller & Lauren Blum, CU/Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP): CubeSat  for Measuring Earth's Radiation Belts 408 Mason Court
Fort Collins 80524

Thu Sep 4, 7:30p
(Dinner 6p, Meeting 7:15p)
Mike Roos:  Messier PLUS Marathon 408 Mason Court
Fort Collins 80524

Public Skygazing (click on location link for exact site; see full schedule via volunteer pages)
Sat Apr 19, 7:45p Bobcat Ridge (Ft Collins Natural Area) skygazing
Jupiter, Mars, Spring Sky
1mi WSW of Masonville
Sat Apr 26, 8:30p DARK SKY student & town skygazing
Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, Spring Sky
Grover, CO
Mon May 5, 8:30p Poudre Learning Center Greeley student/public skygazing
1st Quarter Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars (Backup 5/6)
8313 West F St
Fri May 9, 8:30p
Sat Jun 7, 9p
Fri Jul 11, 9p
Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space parking area.
Gibbous moon, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, Spring Sky
9-day moon, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, Spring Sky
Full moon, Saturn, Summer Sky
0.5mi WNW of 
Carpenter Rd (CR32)  and Eagle Ranch Rd.

Reserved/Private Events (see NCAS Outreach page to request an event for your group)
Fri Apr 4, 8-9:30p
Lopez ES skygazing: Moon, Jupiter, Mars POSTPONED
637 Wabash St
Fort Collins
Fri Apr 18, 8:30p
Irish ES skygazing: Jupiter, Mars
515 Irish Dr
Fort Collins
Fri Apr 25, 8:30-10p
Traut Core Knowledge ES skygazing: Jupiter, Mars, Saturn
2515 Timberwood Dr
Fort Collins
TBD NCAS strives to share the wonders of astronomy with educational, community, and other non-profit groups. TBD

"New Moon" Dark Sky Observing (time listed is sunset)
Fri Apr 25, 7:50p Dark sky sites getting scarce - suggestions welcome! Lights for oil drilling in Pawnee Grasslands have made the area unreliable for star parties. Subscribe to FRAC for plans

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