september, 2019

09sep6:30 pm9:30 pmGunnison County Libraries Night @ Gunnison Valley Observatory

Event Details

Join us for a private star party at the Observatory! Tickets are available to “check out” the Gunnison or Crested Butte Libraries, for free admission. Tickets are limited.

Schedule:

-Arrive between 6:30-6:40 pm

-Screening of “Apollo 11” film begins at 6:45 pm

-Viewing begins at conclusion of film, 8:20 pm and concludes by 9:30 pm.

 

About the film:

From director Todd Douglas Miller (Dinosaur 13) comes a cinematic event fifty years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the hear t of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.

It is rated G and is 113 minutes long.

 

About the Observatory:

The Observatory is a publically-owned community facility, operated by all volunteer staff and board of directors. 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.

The Observatory is located south of Gunnison at 2804 County Rd 38 across from the Hartman Rocks Recreation Area.  From Gunnison, travel west on Highway 50, turn left before crossing the Gunnison River onto County Road 38, continue around the airport runway then head south about a mile.  The Observatory will be on your left inside the dirt berm.  For more information on programs and visiting the Observatory call (970) 642-1111.

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Time

(Monday) 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm MST

Location

Gunnison Valley Observatory

2804 County Road 28 | Gunnison, CO 81230

Organizer

Gunnison Library970-641-3485

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