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Gunnison Valley Observatory, Gunnison

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  • This is a wonderful experience for all ages. Of course, you're at the mercy of the weather, but if you're lucky enough to get a dark, clear night, you'll love looking through the telescopes. The...  more »
  • GO! For a 'small' operation, they pack a lotta observatory in a small space. Go twice. OK, it says MORE DETAIL. They polish the lens daily; how's about that?  more »
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  • This is a must-visit experience for locals, visitors, young, and old. There are usually amateur telescopes out side for early viewings of the moon. Then once it gets dark they will focus on anything visible and interesting. Nebulas, star clusters, moons of neighbor planets, etc. Once inside, there is a short, professional lecture on any one of a wide variety of space and physics topics. New lectures weekly. Then, you get access to the big telescope. They will focus on anything visible and interesting. Be aware that cloudy nights will hinder viewing options and it can be very cold. Bring warm clothes! Takes about 2 hours for the full experience.
  • The only public observatory in Colorado, non profit organization, great lecturers, volunteers, dark skies, can see the stars, the milky way
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