Dear friends and neighbors,
It’s been an exciting time in astronomy lately. Over the weekend we had a penumbral lunar eclipse and the appearance of a comet. I didn’t see either due to clouds, but it’s exciting nevertheless. Clouds made last month’s Stargazer Open House a little tricky, but we were still able to see a few bright objects which were able to shine through the thin overcast. It looks like our warm, dry weather will continue this Saturday. If it clear, we’ll be checking out Venus, Uranus, and Mars. We’re just about to lose them to the horizon, but we should have Jupiter making its first appearance next month. We will also look for some deep space objects such as the Orion Nebula, the Andromeda Galaxy, and star clusters like the Pleiades. We’ll be open from 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM, weather permitting as always. Please dress warmly as the neither the dome or observation deck are heated. I hope to see you out there.
Front Range Community College-Larimer Campus