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  • September 2014 Public Star Party
     

    Date: September 6th, 2014 – Saturday
    Time: 8:00pm-11:00pm
    Location: Bear Creek Regional Park – East Gardens

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September 2014 Public Star Party

 

Date: September 6th, 2014 – Saturday
Time: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Location: Bear Creek Regional Park – East Gardens

Co-Sponsored by El Paso County Parks

Let’s hope for good weather and we’ll see you all there.

Bear Creek Park East
This is one of our primary location for public star parties.
From I-25, exit at the US 24/Cimmaron interchange. Drive west on US 24 to 21st Street. Turn south on 21st Street and drive about 0.8 miles. Turn east on Rio Grande Street. Take the first right into Bear Creek Park. The observing area is in the dirt parking lot to the east of the community gardens.


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 Article of the month: July 2014

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LL Orionis and its heliosphere interacting with interstellar gas and plasma near the edge of the Orion Nebula (M42). Image Credit: Hubble Heritage Team (AURA / STScI), C. R. O’Dell (Vanderbilt), and NASA.

The Invisible Shield of our Sun

Voyager 1 famously entered interstellar space back in the summer of 2012. In doing so, it left behind the protection of our Sun—a mighty shield called the heliosphere. What is the heliosphere, how is it created, and what does it shield our solar system from? Find out the answers to all these questions and more in this month’s column!

 

 

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August 2014 Monthly Meeting


Date: August 26, 2014 (Tuesday)
Time: 7-9pm
Place: East Library Community Room (map below)
 

Agenda:

  • President’s Introduction
  • New Members/Visitors Welcome
  • What’s Up in Tonight’s Sky
  • Featured Presentation – Scott Donnell – Observing Carbon Stars
  • Break & Socializing
  • Past/Upcoming Events
  • Observing Reports
  • Treasurer Report
  • Committee Reports
  • Old/New Business
  • Adjourn

 

Where:

Pikes Peak Library District
East Library Community Room
5550 North Union Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO
80918

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July 2014 Monthly Meeting


Date: July 22nd, 2014 (Tuesday)
Time: 7-9pm
This is also a test to see if we can post to both our Facebook and Google+ Pages at the same time. So please check back as the agenda may change.
 

 
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August 2014 Public Star Party

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Date: CANCELED – Friday, August 1, 2014

Time: 8-11pm

Place: Fountain Creek Regional Park, Fountain, CO

 

 

We’re hoping for good weather but as always, be sure to check back here on the night of the star party to find out if it’s still on. Hope to see you there!

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