February 13th Florissant Fossil Beds Dark Sky Party
Colorado Springs Astronomical Society members will be at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument visitors center on February 13 with our telescopes for public viewing of the stars. The evening events start at 6:30 PM.
Florissant Fossil Beds is an excellent place to learn about and enjoy the wonders of the night sky. Located 1 hour from Colorado Springs, Florissant Fossil Beds is easily accessible yet far enough away from light pollution to provide for dark skies to observe. From the park, it is possible to see the Milky Way, other galaxies, star clusters, nebula, comets (when they are around) and much more. The night sky programs begin with a 30 minute interpretive program inside the visitor center. The program is followed by 90 minutes of sky watching. No reservations are necessary. Space is limited inside the theater where the presentation is given.
It is February so dress warm!
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