As many of our closer followers know, the Grand Mesa Observatory will soon begin offering world-class remote astrophotography from the dark skies of Western Colorado. However, as we prepare to open our doors to the global community we are also working hard to share our love for astronomy with the local community as well. One of the most important parts of this outreach initiative officially went live this past weekend with our first-ever public star party from the brand new 50x50ft observing pad. This new structure has readily available AC power for all manner of telescopes, cameras, and computers, and now that it is complete we'll be using it for education and outreach purposes in conjunction with many local organizations and the local astronomy clubs. In fact, this most recent star party was hosted in conjunction with the Western Colorado Astronomy Club (WCAC), and thanks to our awesome board member Dr. Jared Workman we even had some guests from the Colorado Mesa University Physics department!
Thanks everyone for coming out, and hopefully we can see some new faces next time!