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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 Kline-Dodge 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. 


*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.


Astronomy, Sky & Telescope, StarDate

DAS members can get discounts on Astronomy, Sky & Telescope, and StarDate magazines through NASA's Night Sky Network (NSN), which you can join for free with your DAS membership. To join the NSN, fill out a small form HERE (they'll ask for quite a bit of information, but only your email address is required to complete process). Once our NSN coordinators confirm your membership, you can take advantage of your magazine discounts using the subscription links on the NSN.

Both the Astronomy and S&T links provide options for renewing existing subscriptions at the members discount rate should you already have a subscription. They both offer subscriptions as print-only, digital-only, or both.
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