Northern Colorado Astronomical Society (NCAS)

Sat Apr 25, 8p: Skygazing - Fossil Creek Reservoir
Update 4/25, 2p: Forecasts all agree on clouds and showers ... EVENT IS CANCELED

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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.

Markarian's Chain

Mar21 Markarian's Chain

( 2015 Charlie Davis)

NGC 4236

Mar15 NGC 4236
( 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. )
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)
Fri May 1, 8-10p
Sat May 16, 11a-2p
Downtown Fort Collins
"Gallery Walk Night" - Moon, Venus, Jupiter
"CSU Graduation Weekend" - Sun Viewing
Old Town TBD

Tue May 5, 8:30p
Poudre Learning Ctr Greeley student & public skygazing
Jupiter, Spring sky, Moonrise at 9:40p
8313 West F Street

Fri May 8, 8p
Sat Jun 6, 8:30p
Bobcat Ridge Skygazing.  Due to limited parking, guests (not volunteers) must pre-register for these events on the Ft Collins Natural Areas NatureTracker website.
Jupiter, Venus, Spring sky
Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Summer sky
1mi WNW of Masonville, CO
Fri May 22, 8:30p
Fri Jun 26, 9p
Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space parking area.
4-day moon, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Spring Sky
9-day moon, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Summer 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)
Fri May 1, 8:30p
Irish ES Skygazing 515 Irish Dr
Ft Collins
Thu May 21, 8:30-10p
Tavelli ES Skygazing 1118 Miramont Dr
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 Apr 17, 7:43p 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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