Horizon Middle School Public Star Party, Friday, OCT 27, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Event Details

Join Colorado Springs Astronomical Society at Horizon Middle School on Friday, October 27 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM as we explore the night skies through our telescope. This event is to support science outreach with the school students and parents but is open to the public to attend as well.

A half-full (First Quarter) Moon will be a popular target to see through our large telescopes. Look for the long shadows cast by big mountains, deep canyons, and sunrise on a crater floor.

Saturn is working it’s way to the other side of the Sun but is also still visible after Sunset. Look for the dark gap in its primary rings and see if you can spot some of the larger of its Moons.

Neptune and Uranus are a little harder to spot but we might also look for those far distant planets too!

Of course, Moons and Planets aren’t the only things on our list! We’ll also be looking at Galaxies, Nebula and globular and open clusters. We might also spot a satellite or meteor or two!

As Earth-bound astronomical viewing is dependent on at least some of the sky being free of clouds, please watch this Calendar posting for updates and/or cancellations.

— Dave W.