Northern Colorado Astronomical Society (NCAS)

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Sat Aug 1, 9p: Campground Skygazing - Boyd Lake SP
Thu Aug 6, 6:15p: Monthly Meeting - FC Museum of Discovery
Fri Aug 7, 8:30p: Campground Skygazing - Jackson Lake SP
Sat Aug 8, 8:30p: Campground Skygazing - Carter Lake

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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.

Lunar Eclipse

Apr4 Lunar Eclipse

( 2015 Charlie Davis)

Leo Triplet

Mar20 Leo Triplet
( 2015 George Angelos)


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. )

Public Skygazing (click on location link for exact site; see full schedule via volunteer pages)
Sat Aug 1, 9p
Boyd Lake (Colorado State Park) Campground Skygazing - Park Admission Fee
Full Moon, Saturn, Summer sky
3720 N County Rd 11

Fri Aug 7, 8:30p
Jackson Lake (Colorado State Park) Campground Skygazing - Park Admission Fee
Saturn, Summer sky
26363 Cty Rd 3 Orchard, CO

Sat Aug 8, 8:30p
Carter Lake (Larimer County Park) Campground Skygazing - Park Admission Fee
Saturn, Summer sky
Southshore Campground

Fri Aug 14, 8:00p
Fri Aug 21, 7:50p
Rocky Mountain National Park Skygazing - Park Admission Fee
Saturn, Summer sky
Saturn, Summer sky, 1st quarter moon
Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead

Sat Aug 15, 8p
Sat Sep 5, 7:30p
Bobcat Ridge Skygazing.  Due to limited parking, guests (not volunteers) must pre-register for these events on the Ft Collins Natural Areas NatureTracker website.
Saturn, Summer sky
Saturn, Summer sky
1mi WNW of Masonville, CO

Sat Aug 22, 8p
Fri Sep 18, 7:30p
Sun Sep 27, 7p
Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space parking area.
7-day moon, Saturn, Summer sky
5-day moon, Saturn, Autumn 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)
Thu Sep 24, 7p
Lab School for Creative Learning Skygazing
11-day Moon, Saturn, Autumn sky
1905 Orchard Pl
Fort 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 Aug 14, 8:00p
Fri Sep 11, 7:16p
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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