Louisville Astronomical Society

Upcoming events

    • Sat, July 21, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    The LAS welcomes anyone interested in astronomy to visit us at out dark site located in Curby, Indiana for our monthly Star Party. Come listen to a program on astronomy followed by observing the night sky and we can observe the 9 day old waxing gibbous Moon at 67% illumination.

    Map to Curby

    The LAS welcomes one and all at our Star Parties. If you have a scope and are having trouble figuring out how to use it, please feel free to bring it to our public Star Party.

    The LAS is an IRC §501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Donations are welcome.

    May your scope and skies be clear at the same time. Hope to see you there.

    • Fri, July 27, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • PNC Achievement Center Beckley Creek Park
    Tonight the monthly LAS public observation will be at Beckley Creek Park at the same time Friday@Floyd's will be going on. There will be fun for the whole family with live bluegrass music, food trucks, craft beer, wine and a full moon! Come out to the PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Pavilion in Beckley Creek Park in the Parklands of Floyds Fork on July 27 from 5-10PM for Friday at Floyd's hosted by Fleur De Flea Vintage Urban Markets! Bring your family and friends and don’t leave your four legged friends behind (leashes please). Live bluegrass music will be provided by Whiskey Bent Valley Boys! It’s going to be a beautiful evening. Special thanks to QUEST OUTDOORS for sponsoring and FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA WINE for sampling.
    This is a FREE event. Food and spirits will be available for sale. Chairs will not be provided, so we suggest that folks bring their own lawn chairs.

    Our part in the celebration will start with solar observing at 5:00 PM. Then the 16 day old Moon, which was Full the day before, will rise a little after 9:30 PM but Jupiter, Saturn and Mars will be available for observing before Moonrise. And of course we will celebrate Mars at Opposition tonight.
     

    Set up for solar observing by 4:30 PM and 7:00 PM for the evening viewing.

    This event is being held at the PNC Achievement Center in Beckley Creek Park.

    • Fri, August 10, 2018
    • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • UofL Planetarium

    Join us after the Monthly Skies over Louisville program at the UofL Rauch Planetarium.

    We will set up in the courtyard and let you see views of the night sky. It is also a good time to see the different types of telescopes and binoculars you can use to enjoy the night sky.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

    Link to UofL Rauch Planetarium

    • Sat, August 18, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • UAC - Urban Astronomy Center
    The LAS welcomes anyone interested in astronomy to visit us at the Urban Astronomy Center (UAC) located in E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park for our monthly Star Party. Tonight we can observe the First Quarter Moon and the Planets Jupiter, Mars and Saturn.

    Members may arrive early for set-up. If the ground is wet, we will set-up behind the building on the asphalt. Scope set-up is weather dependent. Our scopes are unable to penetrate the clouds and heavy moisture such as rain drops are bad for the electronics.

    Map to UAC


    • Sat, August 25, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    The LAS welcomes anyone interested in astronomy to visit us at out dark site located in Curby, Indiana for our monthly Star Party. Come listen to a program on astronomy followed by observing the night sky.

    Map to Curby

    The LAS welcomes one and all at our Star Parties. If you have a scope and are having trouble figuring out how to use it, please feel free to bring it to our public Star Party.

    The LAS is an IRC §501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Donations are welcome.

    May your scope and skies be clear at the same time. Hope to see you there.

    • Fri, September 14, 2018
    • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • UofL Planetarium

    Join us after the Monthly Skies over Louisville program at the UofL Rauch Planetarium.

    We will set up in the courtyard and let you see views of the night sky. It is also a good time to see the different types of telescopes and binoculars you can use to enjoy the night sky.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

    Link to UofL Rauch Planetarium

    • Sat, September 15, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    The LAS welcomes anyone interested in astronomy to visit us at out dark site located in Curby, Indiana for our monthly Star Party. Come listen to a program on astronomy followed by observing the night sky and First Quarter Moon.

    Map to Curby

    The LAS welcomes one and all at our Star Parties. If you have a scope and are having trouble figuring out how to use it, please feel free to bring it to our public Star Party.

    The LAS is an IRC §501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Donations are welcome.

    May your scope and skies be clear at the same time. Hope to see you there.

    • Sat, September 22, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • UAC - Urban Astronomy Center
    The LAS welcomes anyone interested in astronomy to visit us at the Urban Astronomy Center (UAC) located in E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park for our monthly Star Party. Tonight we can observe the waxing gibbous Moon which is 12 days old and 94% illuminated.

    Members may arrive early for set-up. If the ground is wet, we will set-up behind the building on the asphalt. Scope set-up is weather dependent. Our scopes are unable to penetrate the clouds and heavy moisture such as rain drops are bad for the electronics.

    Map to UAC


    • Fri, October 12, 2018
    • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • UofL Planetarium

    Join us after the Monthly Skies over Louisville program at the UofL Rauch Planetarium.

    We will set up in the courtyard and let you see views of the night sky. It is also a good time to see the different types of telescopes and binoculars you can use to enjoy the night sky.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

    Link to UofL Rauch Planetarium

    • Sat, October 13, 2018

    Details to be announced when available.

    • Sat, October 13, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • UAC - Urban Astronomy Center
    The LAS welcomes anyone interested in astronomy to visit us at the Urban Astronomy Center (UAC) located in E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park for our monthly Star Party. Tonight we can observe the waxing crescent Moon which is 4 days old and 21% illuminated.

    Members may arrive early for set-up. If the ground is wet, we will set-up behind the building on the asphalt. Scope set-up is weather dependent. Our scopes are unable to penetrate the clouds and heavy moisture such as rain drops are bad for the electronics.

    Map to UAC


    • Sat, October 20, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    The LAS welcomes anyone interested in astronomy to visit us at out dark site located in Curby, Indiana for our monthly Star Party. Come listen to a program on astronomy followed by observing the night sky and gibbous Moon at age day 10 and 83% illumination.

    Map to Curby

    The LAS welcomes one and all at our Star Parties. If you have a scope and are having trouble figuring out how to use it, please feel free to bring it to our public Star Party.

    The LAS is an IRC §501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Donations are welcome.

    May your scope and skies be clear at the same time. Hope to see you there.

    • Fri, November 09, 2018
    • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • UofL Planetarium

    Join us after the Monthly Skies over Louisville program at the UofL Rauch Planetarium. Before the planetarium program the LAS will present a program on How to Buy A Telescope.

    We will set up in the courtyard and let you see views of the night sky. It is also a good time to see the different types of telescopes and binoculars you can use to enjoy the night sky.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

    Link to UofL Rauch Planetarium

    • Sat, November 10, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    The LAS welcomes anyone interested in astronomy to visit us at out dark site located in Curby, Indiana for our monthly Star Party. Come listen to a program on astronomy followed by observing the night sky and crescent 3 day old Moon at 9% illumination.

    Map to Curby

    The LAS welcomes one and all at our Star Parties. If you have a scope and are having trouble figuring out how to use it, please feel free to bring it to our public Star Party.

    The LAS is an IRC §501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Donations are welcome.

    May your scope and skies be clear at the same time. Hope to see you there.

    • Sat, November 17, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • UAC - Urban Astronomy Center
    The LAS welcomes anyone interested in astronomy to visit us at the Urban Astronomy Center (UAC) located in E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park for our monthly Star Party. Tonight we can observe the waxing gibbous Moon which is 9 days old and 68% illuminated.

    Members may arrive early for set-up. If the ground is wet, we will set-up behind the building on the asphalt. Scope set-up is weather dependent. Our scopes are unable to penetrate the clouds and heavy moisture such as rain drops are bad for the electronics.

    Map to UAC


    • Fri, December 14, 2018
    • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • UofL Planetarium

    Join us after the Monthly Skies over Louisville program at the UofL Rauch Planetarium.

    We will set up in the courtyard and let you see views of the night sky. It is also a good time to see the different types of telescopes and binoculars you can use to enjoy the night sky.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

    Link to UofL Rauch Planetarium

    • Sat, December 15, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • UAC - Urban Astronomy Center
    The LAS welcomes anyone interested in astronomy to visit us at the Urban Astronomy Center (UAC) located in E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park for our monthly Star Party. Tonight we can observe the First Quarter Moon .

    Members may arrive early for set-up. If the ground is wet, we will set-up behind the building on the asphalt. Scope set-up is weather dependent. Our scopes are unable to penetrate the clouds and heavy moisture such as rain drops are bad for the electronics.

    Map to UAC


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