At first they thought it was a plane, or a satellite behind clouds.
The first total lunar eclipse of its kind in more than 150 years drew close to 100 onlookers to the Lory Student Center west lawn.
Before dawn on Wednesday, Jan. 31, a rare total lunar eclipse will be visible from Colorado. CSU's Little Shop of Physics will host a free Lunar Eclipse Party with telescopes on the West Lawn of the LSC from 5:30 a.m. to 7:13 a.m.
Little Shop of Physics traveled to Denver on Thursday to spend the day with middle school students from Bruce Randolph School in North Denver.
Day 1 of the 2017-18 academic year coincided with a rare total solar eclipse. Many hundreds of CSU students, faculty and staff hit pause to gaze upward and share the experience as a community.
The Department of Physics is set to resume regular public viewing nights at the Madison-Macdonald Observatory.
On Aug. 21, the College of Natural Sciences’ Little Shop of Physics will spearhead eclipse activities on campus, as well as outreach engagement in the path of the totality.
Together, they developed programs for students and teachers that included simple, hands-on science kits.
Nearly 30 Native American students from Denver, Fort Collins and New Mexico got a hands-on taste of college life and possible careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics during the Native American STEM Institute at CSU last week.