Public Night Sky Viewing at Grand Mesa Observatory
Nov
9
5:15 PM17:15

Public Night Sky Viewing at Grand Mesa Observatory

DATE: November 9, 2018 (public event)
GROUP: General public
LOCATION: Grand Mesa Observatory
PROGRAM: Public "star party" in which telescopes will be set up by the Western Colorado Astronomy Club for night sky viewing and astrophotography. All attendees are encouraged to bring any astronomy gear they may have as well, from telescopes to binoculars.

*PLEASE WEAR WARM CLOTHING

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First Friday at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts
Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

First Friday at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts

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What: First Friday
When: November 2, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Where: Western Colorado Center for Arts, 1803 N 7th St, Grand Junction, CO(970) 243-7337

The photographers will be available during the Art Guild’s First Friday event beginning at 6 PM, on November 2nd to talk with art and astronomy lovers. Astronomy themed refreshments will add to the festivities. Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside the Art Center for some “sidewalk astronomy”. The Art Center is located at 1803 N. 7th St. in GJ. Their phone # is 970-243-7337 for additional information.

Space themed refreshments will be served.




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Astrophotography Art Exhibit
Oct
31
to Nov 14

Astrophotography Art Exhibit

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The Western Colorado Astronomy Club and Grand Mesa Observatory will feature an exhibit focused on astrophotography that runs from October 31st. through November 14th at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts in Grand Junction. This first-of-its-kind exhibit at the art center will feature works by local astro-photographers taken right here from the Western Slope! A multitude of celestial objects will be the focus of the exhibits, ranging from galaxies to nebulae and everything in between. Images will be presented in both color and monochromatic, and all prints will be available for purchase.

What: Astrophotography Exhibit
When: October 31, 2018 through November 14, 2018
Where: Western Colorado Center for Arts, 1803 N 7th St, Grand Junction, CO 

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(CANCELED) Mesa County Valley School, District 51 (Private Event)
Oct
25
5:30 PM17:30

(CANCELED) Mesa County Valley School, District 51 (Private Event)

DATE: CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

GROUP: Mesa County Valley School, District 51 (Private Event)

LOCATION: Grand Mesa Observatory

PROGRAM: High school students and teachers will arrive before twilight to have a tour of the complex. Then Director Terry Hancock will explain the workings of the roll-off roof astrophotography observatory. A trip down to the observing pad is next where Western Colorado Astronomy Club members will give laser guided sky tours as well as show the students various night sky wonders through an assortment of different telescopes. 

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West Middle School MESA Program (Private Event)
Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

West Middle School MESA Program (Private Event)

DATE: September 29

GROUP: West Middle School MESA Program (Private Event)

LOCATION: Grand Mesa Observatory 

PROGRAM: The students and their teachers will first tour the Grand Mesa Observatory complex. Then a tour of the main astrophotography observatory will surely wow them! This will be followed by a walk down the path to the observing pad where volunteers from the Western Colorado Astronomy Club will show everyone some night sky gems including four planets, nebulae, star clusters and galaxies.

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R-5 High School (Private Event)
Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

R-5 High School (Private Event)

DATE: September 7, 2018 (private event)
GROUP: R-5 High School
LOCATION: Grand Mesa Observatory
PROGRAM: The Western Colorado Astronomy Club has arranged for an R-5 High School group of science students and their teacher to visit GMO. The students are reported to be excited at the prospect of touring the observatory complex and then doing some night sky viewing with the WCAC and GMO volunteers!

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Aug
10
8:30 PM20:30

Public Night Sky Viewing at Grand Mesa Observatory

DATE: August 10, 2018 (public event)
GROUP: General public
LOCATION: Grand Mesa Observatory
PROGRAM: Public "star party" in which telescopes will be set up by the Western Colorado Astronomy Club for night sky viewing and astrophotography. All attendees are encouraged to bring any astronomy gear they may have as well, from telescopes to binoculars.

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Jun
23
9:00 PM21:00

Public Night Sky Viewing at Grand Mesa Observatory

*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM ITS ORIGINAL DATE OF JUNE 16TH DUE TO WEATHER.

DATE: June 23, 2018 (public event)
GROUP: General public
LOCATION: Grand Mesa Onservatory
PROGRAM: "Star Party" in which telescopes will be set up by the Western Colorado Astronomy Club for public night sky viewing.
TIME: Starts at dusk, weather permitting

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