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Benefits of DAS Membership

12 Aug 2015, 02:17 UTC
Benefits of DAS Membership
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President’s Message – by Ron Hranac, August 2015
How much do you know about the benefits of membership in Denver Astronomical Society? If you were to put together a list of those benefits, what would be on that list? Most DAS members are familiar with our monthly general meetings and lectures at the University of Denver’s Olin Hall, access to the Edmund G. Kline Dark Site near Deer Trail, Colo., and the outreach we do during twice-weekly Public Nights and monthly Open Houses at DU’s historic Chamberlin Observatory. Did you know that as a member, you don’t have to pay admission to attend Public Nights and Open Houses? (You don’t need a reservation for Public Nights, either.) You might be surprised to learn that our combined outreach activities allow DAS to share astronomy with something like 5,000 people annually in nearly 140 events. The Society has a telescope loaner program for members. Telescopes may be checked out by members and used for up to a month. You have to provide a deposit check, which will be held until the borrowed equipment is returned. More information about the loaner program on the Web site. If you’re interested in checking out one ...

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