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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  • September 03, 2021 8:46 PM | Vern Raben (Administrator)

    In this issue:

    • Front Cover - “Large Prominence” by Brian Kimball
    • Back Cover - “HIP 99749 Area” by Stephen Garretson
    • Centerfold - “Sharpless 115” by M. J. Post
    • LAS Meeting September 16 at 7 pm - “SWRI’s Suborbital Research Initiative” by Dan Durda
    •  Notes for the Thursday August 19 Meeting
    • The Planets in September
    • Lunar Phases and Star Party Targets for September
    • Comet C/2019 L3, C/2020 T2, and 4P/Faye
    • “Navigating the Mid-September Night Sky” by John Goss
    • “Meet a new friend: one that gladly greets you every year” by John Goss
    • Members images from August
    • Newsletter archives for September 1991, 2001, and 2011
  • August 01, 2021 8:01 PM | Vern Raben (Administrator)

    In this issue:

    • Front Cover - "North Amererica Nebula and IC5070 Area” by Stephen Garrtetson
    • Back Cover - “M8” by Rolando Garcia
    • LAS Meeting August 19 at 7 pm - “Dark Matter and Why We Need It” by Angela Collier
    • Secretary Notes for the Thursday July 15 Meeting by Sven Schmidt
    • The Planets in August by Vern Raben
    • Lunar Phases and Star Party Targets for August
    • Comet C/2020 T2 (Palomar) in August
    • Comet C/2017 K2 (PANSTAARS) in August
    • “First quarter moon approaches wide double star” by John Goss
    • “Navigating the Mid August Night Sky” by John Goss
    • Members images from July

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

  • 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.

  • 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 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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