The purpose of the LAS shall be to develop and promote an interest in astronomy among the people of the greater Louisville area.
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Written by Tom Empson, Jan 14, 2017
I have been asked to write a short notice informing the public and friends of Ed Sharp of his untimely passing.
Thursday morning Ed was in a 5 vehicle pile-up which ended his life.
Ed was a member of the Louisville Astronomical Society for several years and held several offices. He also did some building repairs, telescope tune-ups, and other chores at the club's meeting hall for the benefit of the members.
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LAS is an organization of individuals interested in various facets of Astronomy. Membership benefits include the club’s periodical, STARWORD; club rates on Astronomy books when available and use of our non-public dark sky observing site in southern Indiana.
Once a month the LAS has a Star Party located in our Club House in E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park. The Star Parties are open to the public and are FREE. Members set up at 8PM and there is an in-door program on what is up in the night sky for that evening. See the calendar of this site for the date of the monthly star party as they may vary each month. They will normally always be on a Saturday.
Observations are being held at the LAS Observing Site in southern Indiana. Monthly FREE public star parties open to the General Public are held one Saturday each month. Dates and times are listed on the calendar of this site for the date of the monthly star party as they vary each month at the James G. Baker Observatory in Curby, IN. The monthly public Star Parties are subject to the weather.
Currently LAS is promoting astronomy in the community through periodic programs at the Louisville Free Public Library, The U of L Rauch Planetarium, the Big Four Bridge in Indiana, Seneca Park, Scouting Merit Badge Programs, club public and school observations/programs, and establishing a public observatory for the Kentuckiana area.