About Us

About Sky Watchers
Since 2014

Sharing the
wonder of Colorado’s dark skies

Coal Creek Canyon Sky Watchers is an astronomy and space exploration group that features expert presenters on topics such as the exploration of the Moon, Mars and other planets, international space exploration missions, as well as other astronomy topics. We established Sky Watchers in 2014 and usually have about 35 attendees at our meetings.

We meet about every five or six weeks at our local community hall, the Coal Creek Canyon Improvement Center at 31528 Highway 72, Golden, CO 80403. Our Canyon is about an hour west of downtown Denver at 9,000 feet. Our meetings are usually on Saturdays from 7 to about 9:30 PM. After our presentations, we set up our telescopes and check out some celestial objects, weather permitting.

You can find many resources here on our website including downloading and printing the current month’s CCC Sky Map. We hand out printed copies of these at our meetings. Check out the videos of some of our past presenters.

Our Sky Watchers monthly articles with information about our next meeting are published in the CCC Mountain Messenger. You can also find meeting updates and astronomical events on our Facebook page create and managed by Carolyn Collins Petersen at – https://www.facebook.com/CoalCreekCanyonSkyWatchers

If you’re not already on our contact list, please fill out our newsletter form at the bottom with your name and email. If no email, you can enter your cell or land line phone number for meeting reminders. 

We are sponsored by the Coal Creek Canyon Park & Recreation District