Longmont

Astronomical Society

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.

Our meetings and star parties are open to the public, and all are encouraged to attend.

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Membership in the LAS is open to all people of any age.  We offer Student and Individual Memberships.

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Click to see photos...     May Owl Hollow Excursion     


RECON

LAS Meeting via Zoom: Thursday, May 21, 7:00 PM

John Keller will talk about:

The Research and Education Collaborative Occultation Network

John Keller is the Director of Fiske Planetarium at the University of Colorado Boulder.  He received his PhD in Planetary Science from the University of Arizona and was an Associate Professor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo before moving to CU to focus on astronomy education research as a faculty member in Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at CU.  RECON is a collaboration with Southwest Research Institute, also in Boulder.

RECON – the Research and Education Collaborative Occultation Network – is a citizen science research project aimed at exploring the outer solar system. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Astronomical Sciences, this project involves teachers, students, amateur astronomers, and community members from across the Western United States to conduct coordinated telescope observations to measure the sizes of objects from a region called the Kuiper Belt.


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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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