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. Membership in the LAS is open to all people of any age. Membership dues (covering the entire family) are $26 per year; the student rate is $10.
The Longmont Astronomical Society's main goal is to promote local amateur astronomy. This is accomplished through regular monthly meetings, star parties and public observing sessions. Regular meetings are held every month (except December) on the third Thursday. Please check our event calendar for the location. Meetings are open to the public and begin at 7:00 PM. A broad spectrum of topics is covered at the meetings and include such things as making your own telescope, deep sky observing, imaging, equipment demonstrations and astrophotography just to name a few. These subjects are presented by both club members as well as special guests who are professionals in their individual fields of vocation.
What do we offer?
Membership in the Longmont Astronomical Society offers the opportunity to expand your horizons in the science of astronomy. Through the monthly meetings, star parties and general camaraderie of members, much can be gained. The club also publishes a monthly newsletter that includes informative articles from members, a calendar of events, a monthly star chart and maps to star party locations. Additionally, the LAS also offers access to observing hardware. The club currently owns several telescopes which are available for members to checkout.
You may download our brochure here. If learning more about the wonderful science of astronomy sounds appealing you may apply online. If you would like more information, you may contact us (via email). You can also contact the club by writing to our postal address. If you'd like to join and become a club member, annual dues may also be sent to this address. As an alternative, dues can be given directly to the Secretary/Treasurer whose email is listed on the main LAS page. Better yet, come to one of our monthly meetings - we'd enjoy seeing you there!