Northern Colorado Astronomical Society (NCAS)

Fri Jul 25, 8p: Public Skygazing - Bobcat Ridge
Sat Jul 26, 9p: Campground Skygazing - Jackson Lake SP

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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.


Jul07 Sunspots

( 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 Jul 25, 8p
Sat Aug 16, 8p
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
Saturn, Summer Sky (Moonrise 11:41p)
1mi WSW of Masonville

Sat Jul 26, 9p
Jackson Lake (Colorado State Park) campground skygazing
Saturn, Summer Sky
26363 County Rd 3
Orchard, CO

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, 8:30p
Fri Sep 12, 8p
Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space parking area.
7-day moon, Saturn, Summer Sky
Saturn, Autumn Sky, Waning Gibbous Moonrise 9:36p
0.5mi WNW of 
Carpenter Rd (CR32)  and Eagle Ranch Rd.
Fri Aug 8, 8:30pBoyd Lake (Colorado State Park) skygazing
Almost-full Moon, Saturn, Summer Sky

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)
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 Jul 25, 8:22p 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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