View Stars, Lunar Eclipse With FRCC

Image Credit: Stargazer Observatory

Image Credit: Stargazer Observatory

March 26, 2015 – The Sunlight Peak Observatory will be open for stargazing from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 3, on Front Range Community College’s Larimer Campus in Fort Collins. Despite a full moon, stargazers will be looking at Jupiter, the Orion Nebula, galaxies, binary stars, and globular clusters.

Stargazer Observatory, which FRCC operates at 3733 Galileo Drive in Fort Collins, will be open from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, April 4, to view a lunar eclipse. The moon will be about 95 percent covered by the earth’s shadow. You don’t need a telescope to view this rare event.

Both events are weather permitting, and neither observatory is heated, so please dress appropriately. Amateur astronomers are invited to bring their own telescopes.

For updates about weather conditions affecting the viewing schedule, check the observatory’s Facebook page.