• Next Meeting

    Our next meeting is on Saturday, April 28th at 7 PM at the CCCIA Hall and features writer and local Sky Watcher Carolyn Collins Petersen. Her talk is called “Building a Space-faring Civilization”, a look at all the cultural, scientific, and educational facets that go into sending machines and people to space. It’s a fascinating topic that connects our love of the stars with humanity’s desire to explore the planets and beyond. Carolyn’s latest book, Space Exploration: Past, Present, Future was just released in the U.S. in April, and we will have copies for sale at the meeting. Cost is $27.00 (cash or credit card) and Carolyn will be happy to autograph copies. We’ll also have astronomy and space updates. After Carolyn’s presentation, we’ll set up our telescopes and check out some celestial objects, weather permitting. Come join us!

    Check out our Sky Watchers Facebook page that Carolyn Petersen created for us.

  • Upcoming Sky Events

    Super Moon – Full (Wolf) Moon – Jan 1, 2018
    New Moon – Jan 17
    Sky Watchers Meeting – Jan 20 7:00 pm
    First Quarter Moon – Jan 24
    Moon near Aldebaran – Jan 27
    Super Moon – Blue Moon – Full (Snow Moon) – Jan 31
    Total Lunar Eclipse – Jan 31

    February Meeting – Feb 17

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Sky Charts

This star chart is special; designed just for Coal Creek Canyon. We collect night sky events that folks in Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado would see, such as lunar eclipses, solar eclipses, and lunar phases. A section on planets gives readers rise and setting times at around the middle of the month. We also collect information about International Space Station (ISS) passes, Hubble passes, and Iridium flares where sun geometry reflecting off of solar panels results in dazzling brightening of the satellite passing overhead.

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