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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Mesa County Valley School, District 51 (Private Event)
Oct
23
to Oct 24

Mesa County Valley School, District 51 (Private Event)

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DATE: October 23

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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Nov
9
6:30 PM18:30

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.

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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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