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Astronomy & Skygazing

 06/12/2021  |  09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  Bobcat Ridge Natural Area  |  Registration Required

Natural Areas After Dark - Mixed Ages

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. If registration fills, please know that we will also have a virtual event later in the month! Please arrive on time-the gate closes right at the program start time and parking is not allowed on the road outside the gate. Activities at Bobcat Ridge will begin at the picnic shelter, a .25 mile walk. Allow for a 10 minute walk to picnic shelter. Please bring binoculars if you have them. It will make star viewing easier. Pets NOT permitted at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area. Enjoy a brief, family-friendly astronomy activity followed by skygazing. Volunteers from the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society provide telescopes. 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. For weather updates, visit the NCAS website at NoCoAstro.org. Masks will be optional for all vaccinated participants and volunteers. We kindly request that unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals wear a mask while indoors or when within 6 feet of anyone not in their household group, including the volunteers. Waivers will be required to be signed either online or in person upon arrival. If you or anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 (cough, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste/smell, etc.) do not attend this program. Visit https://www.larimer.org/health/communicable-disease/coronavirus-covid-19 for more information.

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.

AJ Chlebnik

Pronouns: she/her/hers

City of Fort Collins

Natural Areas Department

Public Engagement Specialist



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AJ C - Staff/Trainers

I am a Public Engagement Specialist with the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas and I organize community programs, programs by request and interpretive communications like signs and brochures. I'm excited to be back in Fort Collins again after being gone for 15 years. My favorite things to talk about are conservation issues, conservation research and raptors!! The black blur in the profile photo is my cattle dog. She never stops moving!

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Judson H - Volunteer Naturalist Assistant

Following a career as editor of a lawyers' magazine, I decided to reawaken my lifelong interest in natural history and the out of doors, volunteering in environmental education, citizen science research (bumblebees), and environmental restoration. I'm certified as a Minnesota Master Naturalist and volunteer with Poudre Valley Wilderness Volunteers as well as serving as a Fort Collins Master Naturalist.