Northern Colorado Astronomical Society (NCAS)

Thu Apr 2, 6:15p: Meeting & Talk - Ft Collins Museum of Discovery
Thu Apr 9, 5:30p: School Sun & Sky Viewing - O'Dea ES
Sat Apr 11, 8p: Town Skygazing - Grover, CO

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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.

Markarian's Chain

Mar21 Markarian's Chain

( 2015 Charlie Davis)

NGC 4236

Mar15 NGC 4236
( 2015 George Angelos)


Jan15 Comet Lovejoy

( 2015 Dan Laszlo)

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

NCAS Regular Meetings ( NCAS meets at the Ft Collins Museum of Discovery at 408 Mason Court, Ft Collins. You do not need to pay the museum admission fee unless you want to enter the main exhibits area. )
Thu Apr 2, 6:30p
(Mtg 6:15p, Dinner 7:45p)
Andrew Planck, Longmont Astronomical Society:
"What's Hot on the Moon Tonight"
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
Thu Jun 4, 2015
Speaker to be announced. Suggestions/volunteers for speakers/topics should be directed to the NCAS VP .

Public Skygazing (click on location link for exact site; see full schedule via volunteer pages)
Sat Apr 4, 4-6:30am
Sat Apr 25, 8p
Fri May 22, 8:30p
Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space parking area.
Total (5:58-6:02a) Lunar Eclipse, Saturn, Summer sky
t Quarter moon, Jupiter, Spring sky
4-day moon, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Spring Sky
0.5mi WNW of 
Carpenter Rd (CR32)  and Eagle Ranch Rd.
Sat Apr 11, 8p Grover, CO - Town Skygazing Grover, CO

Sat Apr 18, 8p
Fri May 8, 8p
Bobcat Ridge (Ft Collins Natural Area) Skygazing
Jupiter, Venus, Spring sky
Jupiter, Venus, Spring sky
1mi WNW of Masonville, CO

Tue May 5, 8:30p
Poudre Learning Ctr Greeley student & public skygazing
Jupiter, Spring sky, Moonrise at 9:40p
8313 West F Street

Reserved/Private Events (see NCAS Outreach page to request an event for your group)
Tue Mar 31, 9-10aPoudre Learning Ctr Science Camp Solar Viewing8313 West F Street
Thu Apr 9, 5:30-8:30p
O'Dea ES Solar viewing 5:30-7p; Skygazing 7:45-8:30p 312 Princeton Rd
Fort Collins
Wed Apr 22, 8-9:30p
Mountain View HS Skygazing 3500 Mountain Lion Dr.
Loveland, CO
Thu May 21, 8:30-10p
Tavelli ES Skygazing 1118 Miramont 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 Mar 20, 7:12p 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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