Southern Colorado Astronomical Society
October 2018
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wenesday
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Saturday
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SCAS Board
Meeting at Village
Inn, See below for
Details
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Solar Gaze at
NWDC
1-3 pm
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SCAS Monthly
Meeting
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International
Observe the
Moon Night
at
Rawling Public
Library
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October 2018
CURRENT MOON
Saturday October 13th 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 October 13th 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.     
Saturday October 20th starting at 7pm SCAS will be holding a
Moon and star gaze at Rawlings Public Library. Find us in the
parking lot south of the main building.  This is free to attend and
everyone is welcome.  We'll publish more details as this event
develops.