From AstronomyOutreach network
Their basic goal is to encourage an interest in astronomy (and especially amateur astronomy) throughout America. Many people have seen pictures of the other planets in our Solar System from spacecraft, but have no idea that they too can see these objects with a telescope. We want people to get access to telescopes, whether it is through their local astronomical society, school, or their own instruments, and use them to view the beauty in the heavens.
The mission of the Astronomical League is clearly stated in the masthead: to promote the science of Astronomy. The major benefit of belonging to this organization is receiving the quarterly newsletter, The Reflector, which keeps you in touch with amateur activities all over the country. The chance to meet the people you read about there occurs during our annual National Convention, or at one of the ten regional conventions that the AL sponsors.
The easiest way to become part of the AL is to join one of our member societies close to you. A benefit of membership in this society is membership in the Astronomical League and part of your society dues goes to pay for your Reflector subscription.
You can easily join LASSO and begin enjoying the benefits of membership: Access to our dark sky sites, access to our club telescope (an 8" Newtonian reflector on a Dobsonian mount), discounts on Sky and Telescope and Astronomy magazines and free copies of Reflector, a publication of the Astronomical League. Dues are only $15.00 per year and include all family members.
Awards and Recognition
Clubs and Certification Programs
LASSO is a member of the Front Range Astronomical Super Cluster or FRASC. It is also a member of the Mountain Area Research Section (MARS) of the Astronomical League and the International Dark Sky Association. These are groups of regional and national clubs and societies having a common interest in astronomy. FRASC helps with the planning of each association's activities, to be the most beneficial to all its members.