Valentine’s Under the Stars at Florissant Fossil Beds February 14

Colorado Springs Astronomical Society members will be at the Florissant Fossil Beds N.M. on February 14 with our telescopes for public viewing of the stars.

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, nebulas, 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.

This week’s topic: Romance is written in the stars! Join us as we share some of the epic love stories from constellation mythology. Then take a stroll by starlight to see the constellations themselves, and the cosmic treasures hidden within them. Featured objects in the telescopes include the Pleiades Star Cluster, the Great Orion Nebula, and the king of the planets, Jupiter. Meet at the Visitor Center.