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Welcome to the Colorado Scientific Society
The oldest scientific society in the Rocky Mountain region

Founded in 1882, the Colorado Scientific Society promotes knowledge, the understanding of science, and its application to human needs, focusing primarily on earth science, but welcoming members with interests in all fields of science.


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Read about the history of the Society from its founder and first president S. F. Emmons in 1882 until today.  read more

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Upcoming Talks/Fieldtrips


Thursday, September 17th, 2015 - 7PM

The development of the Rio Grande rift between 25-10 Ma based on low temperature thermochronology


Shari Kelley

New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM

At Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church,
11500 W. 20th Ave., Lakewood.
All are welcome!


September 17th, 7PM (Social time 6:30)

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Minutes of the Colorado Scientific Society
The minutes for the meetings from 1893 - 1904   

Hall of Presidents
Pictures of the presidents from Emmons in 1882 to the present (a work in progress)

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