Northern Colorado Astronomical Society (NCAS)

Thu Oct 23, 3-6p: Partial Solar Eclipse, Fossil Creek Reservoir
WARNING - PROPER eye protection is critical to observe the eclipse safely - WARNING
WARNING - Sunglasses are NOT SAFE. Looking "briefly" is NOT SAFE - WARNING
Join us for views of the sun through specially-filtered telescopes. The moon starts crossing the sun's disk at 3:17p and reaches maximum overlap at 4:34p. At that time, the moon extends across 56% of the sun's diameter, blocking 46% of the solar disk's area. After that, the eclipse gradually decreases until 5:43p when the sun is again unobstructed.

Update 10/23, 1:30p: Skies not as clear (yet) as hoped, but forecast to improve. We will have "white light" filtered telescopes to show sunspots, and "hydrogen-alpha" filters that reveal solar prominences and filaments ... incredible views!

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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.

CED 214

Oct20 CED 214

( 2014 George Angelos)

M81 and M82

Oct18 M81 and M82

( 2014 Charlie Davis)

Pinwheel Galaxy

Sep25 M33 Pinwheel Galaxy

( 2014 David Auter)


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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 Nov 6, 6:30p
(Mtg 6:15p, Dinner 7:45p)
Dr. Ken Ogan: An Inside Tour of the New, Large Astronomical Observatories in Chile 408 Mason Court
Ft Collins

Thu Dec 4, 6:30p
(Mtg 6:15p, Dinner 7:45p)
Zach Schierl, NCAS: TBD 408 Mason Court
Ft Collins

Thu Jan 8, 6:30p
(Mtg 6:15p, Dinner 7:45p)
Dr. David Malaspina, CU Laboratory for Atmospheric & Space Physics (LASP): The Solar Probe mission 408 Mason Court
Ft Collins

Thu Feb 5, 6:30p
(Mtg 6:15p, Dinner 7:45p)
Dr. Roger Culver, CSU: TBD 408 Mason Court
Ft Collins

Thu Mar 5, 2015
Thu Apr  2, 2015
Speaker to be announced. Suggestions/volunteers for speakers/topics should be directed to the NCAS VP . 408 Mason Court
Ft Collins

Thu May 7, 6:30p
(Mtg 6:15p, Dinner 7:45p)
Dr. Emily Levesque, CU Center for Astrophysics & Space Astronomy (CASA): The Weirdest Stars in the Universe 408 Mason Court
Ft Collins


Public Skygazing (click on location link for exact site; see full schedule via volunteer pages)
Thu Oct 23, 3p
Sat Nov 1, 7p
Sat Nov 29, 7p
Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space parking area.
Partial Solar Eclipse 3:17-5:43p, Solar telescopes
9-day moon, Autumn Sky
7-day moon, Autumn Sky
0.5mi WNW of 
Carpenter Rd (CR32)  and Eagle Ranch Rd.

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


Reserved/Private Events (see NCAS Outreach page to request an event for your group)
Wed Nov 5, 6-7:30p
Riffenburgh ES skygazing 1520 East Stuart St
Fort Collins
Thu Nov 13, 6-7:30p
Shepardson ES STEM night skygazing 1501 Springwood 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 Oct 24, 6:06p 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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