Northern Colorado Astronomical Society (NCAS)

Thu Oct 2, 6:30p: MESSENGER Explores Mercury, Museum of Discovery
Wed Oct 8, 3a: TOTAL Lunar Eclipse & Skygazing, Fossil Creek Reservoir

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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.

Heart Nebula

Sep18 IC1805 Heart Nebula

( 2014 George Angelos)

Andromeda Galaxy

Jul21 Andromeda Galaxy

( 2014 Charlie Davis)

Vedauwoo Milky Way

Jul03 Vedauwoo Milky Way

( 2014 Robert Grover)

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Northern Colorado Astronomical Society Event Calendar from the Night Sky Network.

NCAS Regular Meetings (NCAS meets at the new Ft Collins Museum of Discovery)
Thu Oct 2, 6:30p
(Mtg 6:15p, Dinner 7:45p)
Dr. Clark Chapman, Southwest Research Institute (SWRI): The MESSENGER Spacecraft's Exploration of Mercury 408 Mason Court
Ft Collins

Thu Nov 6, 2014
Speaker to be announced. Suggestions/volunteers for speakers/topics should be directed to the NCAS VP . 408 Mason Court
Ft Collins

Thu Dec 4, 6:30p
(Mtg 6:15p, Dinner 7:45p)
Dr. Ken Ogan: An Inside Tour of the New, Large Astronomical Observatories in Chile 408 Mason Court
Ft Collins

Public Skygazing (click on location link for exact site; see full schedule via volunteer pages)
Wed Oct 8, 3a
Sat Oct 11, 7p
Thu Oct 23, 3p
Sat Nov 1, 7p
Sat Nov 29, 7p
Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space parking area.
Lunar Eclipse - TOTAL 4:25-5:24a, Jupiter, Winter Sky
Autumn Sky
Partial (57%) Solar Eclipse 3:17-5:43p, Solar telescopes
9-day moon, Autumn Sky
7-day moon, Autumn Sky
0.5mi WNW of 
Carpenter Rd (CR32)  and Eagle Ranch Rd.
Fri Oct 17, 6:30pBobcat Ridge (Ft Collins Natural Area) talk in the shelter at the listed start time, followed by skygazing ~30min later. Attendees need to register (free) at the website to help event planning and receive event updates.
Autumn Sky
1mi WSW of Masonville

Thu Oct 30, 7:30p
Wed Dec 10, 7:30p
Poudre Learning Center student/public skygazing
7-day moon, Autumn sky
Winter sky, Orion Nebula, Gibbous Moonrise 8:52p
8313 West F St

Reserved/Private Events (see NCAS Outreach page to request an event for your group)
Wed Nov 5, 6-7:30p
Riffenburgh ES skygazing1520 East Stuart St
Fort Collins
Thu Nov 13, 6-7:30p
Shepardson ES STEM night skygazing 1501 Springwood 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 Sep 26, 6:51p 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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