Carpe Noctem – Seize the Night

The Gunnison Valley Observatory is open to the public

Where did the sun go?  It’s partially eclipsed!  Join representatives from Western State Colorado University and the Gunnison Valley Observatory to safely observe a unique event – a partial solar eclipse.  Solar viewing telescopes will be set up on Thursday, October 23rd by the south entrance of Taylor Hall on the WSCU campus from 3:15 to 5:45 PM.  The eclipse action starts at 3:18 PM, reaches maximum at 4:35 PM and ends at 5:44 PM. The solar viewing event is free.

Gunnison Valley Observatory offers access to professional quality star gazing and knowledge of astronomy. Our 30-inch reflector telescope maximizes our thin and unpolluted Rocky Mountain atmosphere to bring distant astronomical vistas to the eyes of residents and visitors of the Gunnison Valley.

Gunnison Valley Observatory offers many exciting ways to support its mission and goals.  You can attend the summer Friday and Saturday lecture series and telescope viewings, volunteer, book a private showing or become a financial sponsor.  For more information about the observatory, please browse through the various sections at the left.

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Observatory Building