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About the Longmont Astronomical Society

The Longmont Astronomical Society is a non-profit amateur astronomy club based in Longmont, Colorado. The club was founded in 1987 by people enthused about astronomy and who were looking for an avenue to share their enthusiasm with others of like interest. Since then the club's membership has grown to over 100 (both families and individuals) that embody all levels of experience and interest.  All of the photos at right were taken by members of the club.

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Click to see photos...     May Owl Hollow Excursion     

Next LAS Meeting: Thursday, October 17, 7:00 PM

Tour of the Little Thompson Observatory

Berthoud, CO

Just about 30 minutes north lies a wonderful astronomical installation, the Little Thompson Observatory. Our club will be hosted by Meinte Veldhuis, one of the observatory's founders. After getting some background information on the installation and the work LTO does with the public, we will be able to visit the two domes for star gazing through two wonderful telescopes...well, if the sky cooperates, that is.

Our meeting starts at 7:00 PM, but the facility will be open around 6:30 to provide some time to chat. Also, have a bite before the meeting as no food will be served this session.

Direction to LTO...

From Longmont:
Take Highway 287 (Main St. in Longmont) north to Berthoud, turn right towards Berthoud at the CO-56 interchange traffic lights West of Berthoud, follow CO-56 to the next lights and turn South (right) onto CR-17. Turn left on the 3rd street on your left, which is Spartan Avenue. The High School will be on your left and you can park in the parking lot just East of the school. The Observatory is visible from the parking lot.

A Google map and much more information on the facility can be found on the LTO website: starkids.org/visit

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The Longmont Astronomical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. P.O.Box 806, Longmont, CO 80502-0806, USA

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