Longmont Astronomical Society


News, presentations, astrophotography and happenings are included in the monthly newsletter. Current and past issues are in the Newsletter Archive

Some other news items can be found below.


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  • June 15, 2021 9:27 AM | Paul Kammermeier (Administrator)

    Volunteers from the Colorado Springs Astronomy Association studied the light at the park over three years, won a regional award for their work, and ended up with an official Dark Sky Park designation. Learn more about Dark Skies in Colorado on our Light Pollution page.

  • June 03, 2021 10:52 PM | Vern Raben (Administrator)

    In this issue: 

    • Front Cover - “M13” by Eddie Hunnell
    • Back Cover - “NGC 4236” by M. J. Post
    • Next meeting is June 17 “Radio Astronomy: Past, Present, and Future” by Dayton Jones
    • “Solar System Highlights” in June”and “Early evening star party targets" by Vern Raben
    • “Navigating the mid June Night Sky”, “ by John Goss
    • “Mars tangles with a Hive of Bees” by John Goss
    • Newsletter archives for June 1991, 2001, and 2011
    • Comets for June C/2020 T2 (Palomar) and 7P Pons/Winnecke
    • LAS Executive meeting May 13 notes and May 20th Meeting minutes by Sven Schmidt
    • LAS member images from May

    The newsletters are also available on the LAS website at https://www.longmontastro.org/newsletters 

    There are two resolutions available on the website 100 ppi  (pixels per inch) and a higher resolution 218 ppi.

    The newsletter is designed to be viewed as a magazine. In Adobe Acrobat click on the "View" menu at the top of the app and then select the “Page Display" and then "Two Page View". You may also need to adjust the zoom size by clicking on "View", then "Zoom", and then “Zoom to Page Level”.

  • April 14, 2021 3:43 PM | Paul Kammermeier (Administrator)

    Professor Fred Grey chairs the Physics and Astronomy Department at Regis University in Denver. On a recent episode of Colorado Matters, he talks about the significance of this research. He also discusses technology transfer and the role his students played in the research.

  • April 08, 2021 1:34 PM | Paul Kammermeier (Administrator)

    The International Dark Sky Association designation makes Mesa Verde the 100th International Dark Sky Park.

  • March 12, 2021 8:31 AM | Paul Kammermeier (Administrator)

    All the Cosmos a Canvas, opening on March 21, exhibits photos from the Hubble Space Telescope that highlight 'the natural beauty in our universe that’s often overlooked.'

    The museum has Space and Rocketry exhibits too.

  • March 08, 2021 11:05 AM | Paul Kammermeier (Administrator)

    In the March issue: 

    • Front Cover -“Rosette” by M. J.Post
    • Back Cover - “Cone Nebula” by M. J. Post
    • Next meeting is “All These Worlds: The Exoplanet Revolution” by Dr. Dan Durda (Mar 18 @ 7pm)
    • “Crescent Moon and Mars slide between Hyades and Pleiades” by John Goss
    • From our newsletter archives: March 1991, 2001, and 2011
    • Comets for March - C/2020 R4 (ATLAS) and the newly discovered SWAN 21D
    • Secretary Notes for Feb. 18 meeting by Sven Schmidt
    • LAS member images from Feb. 2021

  • February 18, 2021 12:22 PM | Paul Kammermeier (Administrator)

    It can be viewed here.

  • January 07, 2021 3:14 PM | Paul Kammermeier (Administrator)

    It can be viewed here.

  • December 11, 2020 12:54 PM | Vern Raben (Administrator)

    The December 2020 newsletter is now available at https://www.longmontastro/newsletters

  • November 22, 2020 5:54 PM | Paul Kammermeier (Administrator)

    The LAS newsletter for November, 2020 is now available online. 

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