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The Denver Astronomical Society (DAS) promotes the enjoyment and understanding of astronomical phenomena, history and lore by providing educational and observing opportunities for our members, education to the general public, and outreach activities at the University of Denver’s Historic Chamberlin Observatory, schools, and nature centers.

DAS monthly meetings feature outstanding presentations on a wide array of astro-nomical and space-science topics and are open to the public (except for society functions in March and December.) All of these meetings feature social opportunities. Members in good standing have full access to our Edmund G. Kline Dark Site near Deer Trail, Colorado.

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August 2014
2 Open House at Chamberlin Observatory - starts at 8:30 pm
8 DAS General Meeting - Mike Roos, Fall Messiers & Marathon Imaging, 7:30pm at DU's Olin Hall
10 DAS Summer Picnic at Bear Creek Lake Park, Morrison, CO, 6am - 10pm, Picnic Lunch at 1pm
15 EBoard Meeting at Chamberlin Observatory; 7:30pm
22-24 Dark Sky Weekend - EGK Dark Site
29-31 Dark Sky Weekend II - EGK Dark Site
September 2014
5 DAS General Meeting -Dave Schlichting, The MAVEN Mission to Mars 7:30pm at DU's Olin Hall
12 EBoard Meeting at Chamberlin Observatory; 7:30pm
20-28 Okie-Tex Star Party
26-28 Dark Sky Weekend - EGK Dark Site
27  Colorado Astronomy Day & Open House at Chamberlin Observatory - starts at 7:00 pm
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Public Nights
Tuesday and Thursday at
DU's Historic
Chamberlin Observatory

 Current start time is 8:30 pm
Costs to the public are:
$3.00 adults, $2.00 children
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The society’s public and education outreach activities reach over 6,000 children and adults each year, and include twice-weekly public observing nights and monthly open house star gazing nights at Chamberlin Observatory. The DAS also hosts events to access special astronomical phenomena such as eclipses, comets, close planet approaches, and the June 6, 2012 Transit of Venus.

NSN LogoThe DAS is an active participant in the NASA/JPL Night Sky Network of astronomical observing clubs.

Each Fall, the DAS promotes Colorado Astronomy Day on the fall National Astronomy Day, in association with the University of Denver, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and other Colorado astronomical societies.

The Society’s Van Nattan-Hansen Scholarship Fund provides support to qualifying Denver-area students seeking degrees in astronomy, space-science and related programs.

The DAS is also active in the preservation of Chamberlin Observatory, spearheading the drive for its listing in the National Register of Historic Places and promoting recent renovation activities by the University of Denver.

The DAS is a proud member of the Astronomical League, Mountain Astronomical Research Section (MARS), and all members of the society are members of the AL and entitled to its benefits.

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The Denver Astronomical Society

PO Box 102738
Denver, Colorado 80250

Chamberlin Observatory: (303) 871-5172

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