1 – 8.18.23 – Solar Eclipses, Astrophotography, and Observing the Night Sky

Day, Date, Time: Friday, August 18, 2023  4:30 – 11:30 PM  (Includes travel time) Bus leaves Cheyenne Mountain JHS at 4:30

Contact Hours: 5.0 hours

Food: Box dinner will be provided on the bus. Snacks and drinks provided.

Location: Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, 15807 Co Rd 1, Florissant, CO 80816

Presenters: David Warren, Colorado Springs Astronomical Society 

Description: Join us at the Florissant Fossil Beds as we explore the summer sky.  Our view of the universe changes as we orbit the sun, allowing us to observe different stars and constellations.  Study about solar eclipses and learn how to observe them safely.   Florissant Fossil Beds is a great place to see these astonishing wonders through the telescopes of the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society members.  Solar viewing, Solar Eclipses, Introduction  to Astronomy, Bringing Space Science to the Classroom


4:30 Depart Colorado Springs from Cheyenne Mountain JHS.  Dinner on the bus.  Exploring solar                          eclipse materials.

6:00 Observing with solar telescopes.  How to safely view the sun, Learn about Solar Eclipses,

7:00 Introduction to Astronomy.  Bringing Space Science to students.  Astrophotography

8:00 Q & A,  Evaluations, Door Prizes

8:30 Colorado Springs Astronomical Society presents the summer night sky

10:30 Depart Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument