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Benefits of DAS Membership

  • Learn more about astronomy and CCD imaging! Contact with over 500 professional and amateur astronomers through educational monthly meetings, member forums, and public outreach activities.
  • Hone your observing skills! Participate in Messier marathons, star parties, and other activities.
  • Access to dark skies! Anytime access to the E.G. Kline Dark Site near Deer Trail, CO for observing & imaging.* (see note below)
  • Contribute Useful Data to Science. Use your skills to collect scientific data on variable & double stars, asteroids, occultations & eclipses.
  • Emailed publication notices for The Denver Observer, the monthly DAS newsletter. Learn about upcoming astronomy & social events, including star parties.
  • Discounted subscriptions and book offers from Sky & Telescope and Astronomy magazines. (see below**)
  • Checkout privileges for the extensive and historic collection of books and periodicals in the Chamberlin Observatory library.
  • Access to several club-owned loaner telescopes for personal observing. (After 3 months of membership)
  • Fun social activities, including a summer picnic, holiday party in December, and annual banquet in March.
  • Participation in public education programs, providing observing opportunities, multimedia presentations, and speakers at Chamberlin Observatory and for Front Range schools and civic groups; Space Day in the spring, Colorado Astronomy Day in the fall.
  • A valuable included membership in the Astronomical League, which provides:
    • subscription to The Reflector, the AL’s quarterly magazine,
    • book discounts
    • special member rate for the annual ALCON conference
    • recognition of your observing/imaging achievements and public outreach activities through access to the AL’s observing clubs, public outreach, and Master Observer programs
    • knowledge that you are supporting amateur astronomy and public education through national outreach activities. 

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*New members may use the dark site immediately, but must receive an orientation from a Dark Sky Committee member on a Dark Sky (new moon) Weekend to use all of the facilities independently.

**HOW TO SIGN UP FOR DISCOUNT MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS

Sky and Telescope
The S&T link is targeted to new subscribers but also has an auto-renewal feature. Free observing aids and free access to an online edition are also offered. Existing S&T subscribers are provided with information required to manage renewals at the discount rate. S&T also sends subscribers regular reminders of renewals several months before the renewal date, providing the link to renewal information online (revised link provided soon.)

Astronomy Magazine
Please enter the DAS club code RCLUB144 in the PROMO box in the Astronomy Magazine order form (after you enter payment information).




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