This Saturday (7:00-9:00PM) is our November Open House at the Stargazer Observatory. We’ve actually been able to string together a few clear nights over the last couple of months. We had a good turnout for our October night, and I’m hoping for clear skies this Saturday. If so, we will be focusing on the waxing gibbous moon, Uranus, Neptune, the Great Andromeda Galaxy, the Ring Nebula, and a number of binary stars and clusters. This is the time of year where we start to transition to the winter constellations. I saw Orion and Gemini the other night. They reminded me of this Robert Frost poem, The Star Splitter (http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173537)
It’s starting to get chilly, so please dress accordingly as the observation deck and dome are not heated.
Let’s hope for clear skies.
Front Range Community College-Larimer
Astronomy / Geology