Posts Tagged '2010'

Geminid Meteor Shower

by Katie Bowell, Curator of Cultural Interpretation

A Geminid Meteor over Florida

I know some of you may have felt a little let down when this year’s Leonid Meteor Shower wasn’t too spectacular in Colorado this year. However, the skies may make it up to us tonight with the Geminid Meteor Shower.

After the moon sets (around midnight or so), there will be nothing to block the view of what may end up being over 100 meteors/hour streaking across the sky.

If you want to see the meteor shower, find a spot away from light pollution and look to the northeast. We’re supposed to have a partially clear night here in Colorado, so it should be pretty special.

Enjoy and, as always, good seeing!

From the Archive: The Fort Collins Historical Society Upcoming Schedule

by Lesley Drayton, Curator, Fort Collins Local History Archive

Fort Collins Historical Society

The Fort Collins Historical Society is ready to kickoff their 2010-2011 season of interesting and informative local history presentations!

All Fort Collins Historical Society programs begin at 7:00 pm and take place at the Webster House, located at 301 East Olive Street, right across the street from the Fort Collins Museum & Discovery Science Center.

Here’s what’s in store this season:

  • Tuesday, September 7: Lance Williams – Pioneer Families of the Upper Poudre Canyon
  • Tuesday, October 5: Mary Thomas – History of the Fort Collins Ownership of the Farm at Lee Martinez Park
  • Tuesday, January 4: Jim Hansen – History of Colorado State University
  • Tuesday, March 1: Barbara Fleming and Mac McNeill – The Mark Miller Photographs
  • Tuesday, April 5: Joan Day – Impersonation of Virginia Slade

You can also visit the Fort Collins Historical Society website for more information about membership, programs, and activities.


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