Northern Colorado Astronomical Society (NCAS)

Fri Aug 29, 7:30p: Public Skygazing - Beaver Meadows, RMNP
Sat Aug 30, 8p: Campground Skygazing - Carter Lake

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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.

Cocoon Nebula

Aug24 Cocoon Nebula

( 2014 George Angelos)

Andromeda Galaxy

Jul21 Andromeda Galaxy

( 2014 Charlie Davis)

Vedauwoo Milky Way

Jul03 Vedauwoo Milky Way

( 2014 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)
Note new meeting time!
Thu Sep 4, 6:30p
(Mtg 6:15p, Dinner 7:45p)
Mike Roos: Messier PLUS Marathon 408 Mason Court
Ft Collins

Thu Oct 2, 6:30p
(Mtg 6:15p, Dinner 7:45p)
Dr. Clark Chapman, Southwest Research Institute (SWRI): The MESSENGER Spacecraft's Exploration of Mercury 408 Mason Court
Ft Collins

Thu Nov 6, 2014
Speaker to be announced. Suggestions/volunteers for speakers/topics should be directed to the NCAS VP . 408 Mason Court
Ft Collins

Public Skygazing (click on location link for exact site; see full schedule via volunteer pages)

Fri Aug 29, 7:37p
Rocky Mountain National Park skygazing
4-day moon, Saturn, Summer Sky (Moonset 9:37p)
Beaver Meadows
Sat Aug 30, 8p Carter Lake (Larimer County Park) campground skygazing
5-day Moon, Saturn, Summer Sky (Moonset 10:09p)
South Shore parking lot
Tue Sep 2, 8-9:30pGardens on Spring Creek skygazing
8-day moon, Saturn, Summer Sky
2145 Centre Av
Ft Collins

Sat Sep 6, 7:30-9p
Centennial Park Library International Observe the Moon Night event
12-day Moon, Saturn, Summer Sky
2227 23rd Ave Greeley
Fri Sep 12, 8p
Wed Oct 8, 3a
Sat Oct 11, 7p
Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space parking area.
Saturn, Autumn Sky, Gibbous Moonrise 9:36p
TOTAL Lunar Eclipse, Jupiter, Winter Sky
Autumn Sky
0.5mi WNW of 
Carpenter Rd (CR32)  and Eagle Ranch Rd.

Tue Sep 16, 7:30p
Thu Oct 30, 7:30p
Wed Dec 10, 7:30p
Poudre Learning Center student/public skygazing
Saturn, Autumn sky
7-day moon, Autumn sky
Winter sky, Orion Nebula, Gibbous Moonrise 8:52p
8313 West F St

Fri Sep 26, 7p
Fri Oct 17, 6:30p
Bobcat Ridge (Ft Collins Natural Area) talk in the shelter at the listed start time, followed by skygazing ~30min later. Attendees need to register (free) at the website to help event planning and receive event updates.
Autumn Sky
Autumn Sky
1mi WSW of Masonville

Reserved/Private Events (see NCAS Outreach page to request an event for your group)
Tue Sep 9, 8pLiberty Common Eco-Week SkygazingPingree Park
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 Aug 22, 7:48p Dark sky sites getting scarce - suggestions welcome! Oil drilling lights in Pawnee Grasslands have made the area unreliable for star parties. Subscribe to FRAC for plans

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