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February 28, 2015 Update:

As a reminder, the RMSS Planning Committee will be meeting today starting at 1 PM at Al Schlafli's store (Computer Dynamics, 1713 1/2 S. 8th Street, Colorado Springs ... back left corner of the plaza).

The next RMSS Planning Commitee Meeting will be March 15th from 1 - 4 PM at Computer Dynamics.

We Have Our Second Guest Speaker! Returning this year is:

DR. FRAN BAGENAL - Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder. The timing couldn't be better, because Dr. Bagenal will be presenting “The Arrival of New Horizons at Pluto”.

You can read Dr. Bagenal's biography HERE

TOM FIELD - Contributing Editor, Sky and Telescope Magazine. Tom will be presenting “Spectroscopy for the Amateur Astronomer”.

You can read Tom's biography HERE

Astrophotographers rejoice!

Astrophotography will be in the spotlight this year, so whether you're a novice or a seasoned pro there will be something for you.

Is every bit of photography gear that you own located on your cell phone? You can still give astrophotography a try! At the last CSAS meeting, Jim West showed a neat little piece of gear called the Snapzoom Universal Digiscoping Adapter that allows you to mount cell phones to telescope eyepieces, binoculars and cameras; you can read about it at The adapters are widely available on websites such as Amazon and eBay.

Astronomy 101 We listened to your feedback! This year we'll be offering some basic astronomy during the day and then follow it up at night with hands-on application. Perfect for the kids or anyone who wants to learn their way around the sky and a telescope.

Cool Science is CONFIRMED for RMSS 2015! Kids love science, and moms & dads love it when their kids are having fun ... it's a win-win :-) You can read more about what Cool Science has to offer at Cool

Wi-Fi Hotspot? Everyone agrees that having connectivity at the site would be great. We don't know if it's a possibility or not, but we're looking into it!

New "Past Speakers" Link Who was that good looking guy who talked about the art of Saturn and it's moons at RMSS 2014? (Hint: He has a lot of control as to what goes on this website :-) Find out who he and other guest speakers were by clicking on the Past Speakers link on the left side of the page, right below Kid's Corner.

January 27, 2015 Update:

The place to be this year from June 10th through June 14th will be at Starry Meadows in Gardner, Colorado, where you're welcome to come out and join the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society in celebrating the most phenomenal night skies in the west!


On-Site Registration May Be Available, But Only If We Are Not At Max Capacity!

Just Announced! The RMSS 2015 Theme:


Keep checking back with us as we continue to update the website with RMSS 2015 information!

For over two decades, astronomers from across the U.S. and around the world have been gathering each summer in the mountains west of Colorado Springs. What draws them here each year? Dark skies. Not just dark skies, but dark skies with amazing transparency. These gazers of the stars are enjoying Rocky Mountain Star Stare!

Come celebrate 27 years of RMSS with us!

Held in June or early July, RMSS is one of this nation's premier star parties. This year's event will be held from June 10 - June 14, 2015 on our own private land just north of Gardner, CO. Average attendance is usually 300 astronomers!

The Colorado Springs Astronomical Society sponsors this gathering of amateur astronomers. Incredible fields of stars by night are supplemented by day with workshops, children's activities, door prizes, catered meals and fun for everyone.