|Southern Colorado Astronomical Society
|If you are interested in joining the Southern Colorado Astronomical Society
you can click on the link provided, Membership Form or click on the
Membership Form button and learn more about the benefits of meeting or
any event we have scheduled. No hand shake to memorize, no special
passwords, heck you don't even need a telescope, just an interest in the
skies above. Contact Alan Knight at firstname.lastname@example.org for more
Southern Colorado Astronomical Society
PO Box 9023
Pueblo, CO 81008
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|The first of many domes that
will be installed at the
Astronomical Park. For more
information click HERE.
|As CSU-Pueblo continues a process of repair on the observatory the Southern Colorado
Astronomical Society continues the tradition of hosting a Public Night at the facility. While we cannot
offer the view from a 20-inch telescope, we can offer a view that nearly rivals that of the large
telescope; a view that will help you Discover Your Inner Astronomer.
Our summer series of Public Night under the Observatory continues Friday June 15th from 8pm until
10pm and everyone is invited. Join us at the base of Observatory Hill as members of the Southern
Colorado Astronomical Society set up state of the art high power telescopes. Witness breath taking
views of distant stellar nurseries where stars are being created. See the most ancient citizens of our
Milky Way Galaxy and Universe, Globular Clusters, as they gleam from the halo of our galaxy. Visit
the planets of our solar system where robotic ambassadors from Earth now conduct research. And if
you are lucky watch a shooting star burn across the sky or see a satellite catch light from our local
star and reflect it to our eyes. Stories from antiquity for all to enjoy, NASA handouts to enhance your
knowledge of the night sky and more. Help us keep a Pueblo tradition alive and well while the
observatory undergoes repair. Trust us, Your Inner Astronomer will thank you.
|Shedding Some Light on Magnitudes
- presented by Dave Furry
What is magnitude?
What is the difference between luminance and magnitude?
How and why did that "backwards" magnitude scale get started?
How did early astronomers measure magnitude?
How do modern astronomers measure magnitude?
How dim a star or planet can you see with your telescope? Is it worth the money to
All of these questions will be addressed, and more, at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June
21st, in Room 108 of the CSU-Pueblo Math/Physics Building. See you there!
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