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Southern Colorado Astronomical Society
March 2018
March 2018
CURRENT MOON
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
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SCAS Board
Meeting at Village
Inn, See below for
more information
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Solar Gaze
at NDWC,
See below
for details
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SCAS Monthly
Meeting
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Aerospace Day
at the Colorado
Capitol
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Saturday March 10th from 1pm to 3pm at the Nature and Wildlife
Discovery Center

How old is the light that comes from the Sun?  How much fuel is the sun burning per second?  What would
happen if the Sun simply disappeared?  Have you ever seen a solar flare or sun spot in a Solar Safe telescope?  
Saturday March 10th from 1pm to 3pm the Southern Colorado Astronomical Society and Nature and Wildlife
Discovery Center (formerly known as Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo) will hold a Solar Gaze next to the
Coyote Grill and everyone is invited!

Our Sun is a massive nuclear fusion engine, providing warmth and light, sustaining life on Earth.  So powerful it
creates weather in space. Join SCAS as we explore our local star with specialized telescopes built to allow safe
and direct viewing of the Sun.  See the very “surface” of the sun churn; observe flares, loops, sun spots and
prominences, some several times larger than the Earth.  SCAS will have information on hand for visitors to take
home with them from NASA to continue learning and exploring once the event has ended.  All ages are welcome
to enjoy this amazing opportunity.     
This Thursday March 15th at 7pm SCAS takes a look at Charles Messier and his list of
stellar objects that were NOT what he was looking for. But then that begs the question why
was he scouring the night sky? SCAS President Jeremy Bray will dive into this 18th
century astronomer's list of items while presenting a number of which he has photographed
and explain this list of curious objects (curious over 200 years ago).

Join SCAS at CSU-P, the Math and Physics Building Room 103 at 7pm. There is no
charge to attend and all members of our community are welcome.