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Our Mission

The Central Montana Astronomy Society provides a place for local amateur star gazers to exchange ideas and techniques and to provide a fellowship atmosphere where people share a common interest of the cosmos.  We are organized for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes, including the promotion of the study of astronomy though instruction, lectures, public viewing, and astronomical conventions.


The next meeting will be October 9, 2019 at 6:30 PM in room 216,

Paris Gibson Education Center at the corner of 25th Street and Central Ave. Park in the Lot behind (south of) the school. Enter the parking at 25th Street and 1st Avenue South. 

Enter the Doors on the left side. See The Picture Of The Doors


The next star observing party will be September 22, 2019 from 6:00 PM until 10PM.

This Event is a Saturn and Jupiter Star Party Extravaganza.

The observing session will be held in the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center parking lot. 


Click Here For A Printable Application For Joining The Central Montana Astronomy Society


Check out our members images in the CMAS Photo Gallery



Star Party Dates: Viewing sessions from 6:00PM intil 10:00PM in the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center parking lot. 

  • September 20, 2019: Star Party Extravaganza
  • October 18, 2019
  • November 8, 2019
  • December 6, 2019
  • January 31,2020
  • February 28, 2020
  • March 27, 2020
  • April 3, 2020
  • May 25, 2020 Star Party Extravanza
  • October 23,2020
  • November 20, 2020
  • December 18, 2020
  • January 22, 2021


Contact Information

Simms, MT 59477
President John Thomas
Vice President Jim Knutson
Secretary Rollin Grey
Treasurer Terry DeBates
ALCOR Representative Jim Krick
Board Member Mort Kirby
Board Member Maxwell Kern
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