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Astronomy: The Milky Way


Join volunteer naturalists and astronomers from the Longmont Astronomical Society for a series of summer night astronomy programs. Together we'll learn about the night skies and view the celestial bodies residing in our galaxy and beyond.

Summer is a great time to view the Milky Way, our home galaxy. Where is our solar system in the galaxy? Why do the planets and moon not follow the same path as the stars we see as the Milky Way?

Bring a chair or blanket, a light jacket, and a red flashlight, and get ready to enjoy a night out with the family. The presentation is at the picnic shelter. It is followed by stargazing in the parking area. Telescopes are provided by the Longmont Astronomical Society.

Registration for most programs begins on the 20th of the month before the event.

Registration required.


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Event Details

Start dateAugust 2, 2024 8:15 pmEnd dateAugust 2, 2024 10:30 pmCalendarHikes & Events, Parks & Open SpaceGoogle Calendar

Organizer Details



VenueRon Stewart Preserve at Rabbit MountainAddress14950 N. 55th St.CityLongmont

Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain