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Astronomy & Skygazing - Light Pollution

 05/25/2024  |  08:15 PM - 10:15 PM
  Bobcat Ridge Natural Area  |  Registration Required

Natural Areas After Dark - Mixed Ages

Tonight's Topic: Light Pollution Where: Bobcat Ridge Natural Area. Approximate address is 10184 West County Road 32C, Loveland. Go to: https://www.fcgov.com/naturalareas/finder/bobcat for more detailed directions. When: Saturday, May 25 8:15 - 10:15pm, REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please arrive on time-the gate closes right at the program start time and parking is not allowed on the road outside the gate. Accessibility: Activities at Bobcat Ridge will begin at the picnic shelter, a 10 minute walk on a paved, accessible trail from the dirt parking lot. Restrooms available in the parking lot. What to Bring: Dress for temperatures 20 degrees cooler than the actual temperate. Pets NOT permitted at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area. Dress warmly, bring water and a blanket or chair to sit on in the parking lot. If bringing a flashlight, use a red light or cover it with red cellophane. Please bring binoculars if you have them. It will make star viewing easier. Program Description: Enjoy a brief, family-friendly astronomy activity followed by skygazing. Volunteers from the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society provide telescopes. A Volunteer Naturalist will give a 30 minute program at the picnic shelter before stargazing begins. ___________________________________________________________________ People of all abilities and disabilities are welcome to participate in all programs and we are happy to make any appropriate accommodations. If you'd like to request an accommodation (language interpretation, wheelchair access, etc.) please fill out the form linked under this activity. You can also copy and paste this link to access the same form: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7669173/Accessibility-and-Accommodation-Request-Form If accommodations are needed for an activity, please allow two (2) weeks prior to the event to process your request and arrange the accommodation, if available. If you have any questions or concerns about the accessibility of a program, please contact [email protected] or call 970-416-2815 for more information. ___________________________________________________________________ Queremos que sepas que todas las personas, independientemente de sus habilidades o discapacidades, son bienvenidas a participar en nuestros programas. Estamos dispuestos a hacer cualquier modificación para asegurarnos de que todos puedan disfrutar plenamente de la experiencia. Si necesitas algún ajuste, ya sea interpretación de idiomas, acceso para sillas de ruedas u otra cosa, por favor completa el formulario que está vinculado en esta actividad. También puedes copiar y pegar este enlace para acceder al formulario: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7669173/Accessibility-and-Accommodation-Request-Form Si requieres modificaciones para participar en alguna actividad, te pedimos que nos avises con 2 semanas de anticipación al evento para procesar tu solicitud y coordinar los ajustes, en caso de estar disponibles. Si tienes alguna pregunta o inquietud sobre la accesibilidad de alguno de nuestros programas, no dudes en contactarnos en [email protected] o llamando al 970-416-2815 para obtener más información.

Minimum Participants: 5
Maximum Participants: 40

Registration is required for this activity. Click "register" to reserve your spot.


General Info

Thank you Fort Collins and Larimer County voters! Your support of citizen-initiated sales taxes makes land conservation and educational activities like this possible.

Samantha (Sam) Troi 

Pronouns: she/her/hers

City of Fort Collins

Natural Areas Department

Public Engagement Specialist

[email protected]


 General Activity and Media Release

Registration Info

Activity Registration Closed

Registration will open 04/25/2024 12:00 AM


Leader/Volunteer Info

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Madeline M - Volunteer Naturalist

Our connection to nature is often a deeply personal, spiritual experience. When I trot up a trail, it is about so much more than the physical act of walking. It puts me in a more receptive mindset, I am paying attention to things that are there as much as the things that aren’t. Nature is where I feel at home, where I come to seek clarity, seek guidance, seek thought and yes, seek answers, about the challenges that life throws my way.

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Samantha T - Staff/Trainers