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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Upcoming events

Click to see photos...     May Owl Hollow Excursion     

CANCELLED:  We are rescheduling this talk for June.

Next LAS Regular Meeting: Thursday, March 19, 7:00 PM

!!! New Location: Niwot Inn (342 2nd Avenue, Niwot) !!!

Dark Skies Matter

Deborah Price & Rebecca Dickson

“Dark Skies Matter”...indeed they do.  A visit to a dark sky location is a joy, but also a sober reminder of what we are losing.  Not only is light pollution robbing humankind of opportunities to enjoy the wonders of the night sky, but also adversely impacting human health and the many wildlife species which rely on darkness for survival.

Deborah Price has coordinated a dark sky monitoring project for Boulder County Parks & Open Space for the past five years.  The project is done in conjunction with other open space agencies along the Front Range. She is passionate about preserving dark skies, and likes the reminder it provides us  that we are part of something much larger than just the Earth. Deborah also coordinates astronomy programs for Boulder County; many members have met Deborah at our Rabbit Mountain star parties.

Rebecca Dickson is the chair of the Sierra Club-Indian Peaks Group in Boulder  County. She works to understand light pollution’s damaging effects on animals, insects, and humans and helps share that information with others. She has put on joint presentations with CU Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium and the International Dark-Sky Association on the dangers of light pollution and the wonders of a starry night sky.

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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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