Northern Colorado Astronomical Society (NCAS)

Sorry! The entry gate at Fossil Creek Reservoir malfunctioned at our 1/23 event. We checked for visitors every ~15min, but apologize if we missed you.

Tue Jan 27, 6p: School Skygazing, Big Thompson ES
Thu Jan 29, 5:30p: School Skygazing, Cottonwood Plains ES

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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.

M44 Beehive

Dec19 M44 Beehive
( 2015 George Angelos)

Eastern Cassiopeia

Jan18 Eastern Cassiopeia

( 2015 Charlie Davis)

Lovejoy

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 Feb 5, 6:30p
(Mtg 6:15p, Dinner 7:45p)
Dr. Roger Culver, CSU: "Celestial Events that Changed History"
From the darkest recesses of prehistory, humans have long held a fascination for the heavens. Over the millennia the firmament has been used to keep time, construct calendars, navigate the globe, and for astrological constructs. From time to time unusual celestial events have occurred which coincided with pivotal moments in human history. The results of such encounters has sometimes produced a significant change in the flow of history. In this presentation we will present the details and impact of several instances in which a celestial event had a rendezvous with human history.
Thu Mar 5, 6:30p
(Mtg 6:15p, Dinner 7:45p)
Carla Johns, former telescope operator at:
"The Revered Mt Wilson Observatory: Yesterday and Today"
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 Feb 21, 7:30p
Fri Mar 27, 7:30p
Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space parking area.
3-day moon, Jupiter, Winter sky
1st Quarter moon, Jupiter, Spring sky
0.5mi WNW of 
Carpenter Rd (CR32)  and Eagle Ranch Rd.

Reserved/Private Events (see NCAS Outreach page to request an event for your group)
Tue Jan 27, 6-8p
Big Thompson ES "Starry Night" skygazing 7702 W. Highway 34
Loveland
Thu Jan 29, 5:30-7p
Cottonwood Plains ES "Science Night" skygazing 525 Turman Dr
Ft Collins
Fri, Mar 6, 7-8:30p
Riffenburgh ES Skygazing 1320 East Stuart St
Ft 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 Feb 13, 5:33p 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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