Northern Colorado Astronomical Society (NCAS)

Fri Aug1, 8p: Public Skygazing - RMNP Beaver Meadows
Sat Aug 2, 10a: Solar Viewing - Red Feather Lakes
Sat Aug 2, 8:30p: Public Skygazing - Fossil Creek Reservoir

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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.

Andromeda Galaxy

Jul21 Andromeda Galaxy

( 2014 Charlie Davis)

Vedauwoo Milky Way

Jul03 Vedauwoo Milky Way

( 2014 Robert Grover)

Pelican Nebula

Jun30 Pelican Nebula

( 2014 George Angelos)

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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 Aug 7, 7:30p
(Dinner 6p, Meeting 7:15p)
Dr. Alexus McLeod, CSU: The Origins of Astronomy in Ancient India 408 Mason Court
Ft Collins

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 1, 8:15p
Fri Aug 15, 7:58p
Fri Aug 29, 7:37p
Rocky Mountain National Park skygazing
6-day moon, Saturn, Summer Sky (Moonset 10:59p)
Saturn, Summer Sky (Moonrise 11:01p)
4-day moon, Saturn, Autumn Sky (Moonset 9:37p)
Beaver Meadows
Sat Aug 2, 10a-1p
Chapel in the Pines in Red Feather Lakes
Solar Viewing
23947 County Rd 74E
Red Feather Lakes
Sat Aug 2, 8:30p
Fri Sep 12, 8p
Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space parking area.
7-day moon, Saturn, Summer Sky (Moonset  11:32p)
Saturn, Autumn Sky, Waning Gibbous Moonrise 9:36p
0.5mi WNW of 
Carpenter Rd (CR32)  and Eagle Ranch Rd.
Fri Aug 8, 8:30p Boyd Lake (Colorado State Park) skygazing
Almost-full Moon, Saturn, Summer Sky
Sat Aug 16, 8p
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.
Saturn, Summer Sky (Moonrise 11:41p)
Autumn Sky
Autumn Sky
1mi WSW of Masonville

Sat Aug 30, 8p
Carter Lake (Larimer County Park) campground skygazing
5-day Moon, Saturn, Summer Sky (Moonset 10:09p)
South Shore parking lot

Reserved/Private Events (see NCAS Outreach page to request an event for your group)
Wed Aug 20, 8:30pGirl Scout Group - details pendingRed Feather Lakes
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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