Dear Friends and Neighbors,
It seems like the last two months we’ve had clouds roll in just as we are getting started. Sometimes, we get breaks in the clouds which give us hope, but they soon fill and the night is a wash. The forecast is excellent for this Saturday, 7:00-9:00PM. Ideally, we’ll have comfortable temperatures and, more importantly, clear skies. The highlight of the sky right now is Jupiter. It’s rising almost due east just after sunset. In 1610, Galileo pointed his telescope at Jupiter and noticed four moons changing position from one night to the next around the gas giant. This gave evidence to support the Copernican view of a heliocentric solar system where not everything orbited the Earth. We’ll be pointing our ‘scopes at several object, if it’s clear. The Great Orion Nebula is always impressive this time of year. We’ll also be checking out a number of binary stars, clusters, and maybe a galaxy or two. I hope you can join us.
Front Range Community College-Larimer Campus
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.