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.

LAS members provided the slide show images, shown in this orderSolar Prominences by Brian Kimball; North America Nebula by David Elmore; Total eclipse of the Sun by Jim Elkins; Jupiter by Gary Garzone; Messier 51 by Glenn Frank; N6888Q by MJ Post; NGC 7000 North America Nebula by Eddie Hunnell; Comet Neowise by Brian Kimball; Sharpless 86 Emission Nebula by MJ Post; Eta Carina by Tally O’Donnell; Top of the Heart Nebula by Vern Raben

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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     

Many LAS members caught a glimpse of this recent visitor. Several were able to capture images of this amazing comet. Click to here view the collection...

[above: Near Rawlins, WY: Paul Robinson]

Next LAS virtual meeting...

Astrometry has been used to date famous images including Moonrise Hernandez New Mexico by Ansel Adams.  This talk follows the twists and turns of dating this image using equipment available in 1980 and goes on to discuss dating of some other well-known images.

About David Elmore
David Elmore worked for the High Altitude Observatory of the National Center for Atmospheric research starting as an undergraduate in 1968 and ending as Manager of the Instrumentation Development Group in 2008.  During that time he operated, then developed solar physics research instrumentation that was deployed at solar observatories around the world, flown in the stratosphere, and launched into orbit.  He ended his career working for the National Solar Observatory as Instrument Scientist for the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope, now in commissioning, and is now an Astronomer Emeritus for the NSO.

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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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