cameron park rotary club community observatory

Heavenly Skies: View Uranus and Neptune – Our outer Jovian planets

Uranus and Neptune are large, gaseous, low-density, ice planets orbiting in the outer solar system. It is speculated that both planets exhibit internal structures similar to Jupite ...

Heavenly Skies: View Cygnus, ‘The Swan in the Summer Sky’

Did you know there is a graceful swan flying high above your head on summer nights? Our “fine feathered friend” is known as the constellation “Cygnus” (the ...

Heavenly Skies: Astronomy day celebrated at Community Observatory

This year Astronomy Day will once again be observed at the Cameron Park Rotary Club Community Observatory in  located at  behind the , Folsom Lake College. Twilight activ ...

Heavenly Skies: A comet cometh

Since recorded history, the passage of a comet through the night sky has inspired awe and fear. Comets that pass close to the Sun along their orbit frequently sport long diaphanous ...

Heavenly Skies: Guidance for seeking the small bear, Ursa Minor

Ursa Minor is Latin for “smaller” or “little bear” and is one of the five circumpolar constellations in the northern sky. It is a smaller companion to the ...

Heavenly Skies: Meet Ursa Major, the Great Bear

Ursa Major is Latin for “Great or Large Bear” and is one of 5 northern constellations that circle the North Star. From our location it can be seen year round rotating c ...

Heavenly Skies: Gaze up at Cepheus the King

Cepheus (SEE-fee-uhs) was the King of ancient Ethiopia, a region in the area of modern Israel, Jordan and Egypt which differs from the modern country of Ethiopia located on the Hor ...