Louisville Astronomical Society

Louisville Astronomical Society

Upcoming events

    • Fri, February 14, 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 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. Doors open at 7:30 PM.

    Link to UofL Rauch Planetarium

    • Fri, February 21, 2020
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Cochran Auditorium in Strickler Hall

    Welcome to the monthly meeting of the LAS! Note the change of venue for the meeting this month! We will meet at Strickler Hall instead of the UAC!!!

    LAS Meeting at Cochran Auditorium in U of L Strickler Hall behind the Planetarium on the downtown campus. Our speaker tonight will be Dr. Benne Holwerda, PhD from the UL Physics Department. His topic will be  “Rubin’s Galaxy- A Gentle Giant”. Come out for the lecture and enjoy Great Hubble Shots!

    For directions to the Planetarium follow the link below and look under Visit Us for a map. Park in the Red Lot behind the Music Building. Go into Strickler Hall and turn right at the end of the first hall.

    Link to UofL Rauch Planetarium


    • Fri, March 20, 2020
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • UAC-Urban Astronomy Center

    LAS General Meeting Topic TBA.

    The LAS Urban Astronomy Center is in the Root Cellar Building at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. The UAC is a 2,000 square foot heated classroom and meeting space plus storage for our telescopes. It features a kitchen, restroom and a four acre observing field in front of the building. A perfect place for you to learn how to use your scope or talk astronomy with the old guys.

    Directions to the UAC can be found here.
    • Sat, March 28, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    Welcome to the 2020 observing season at the James G. Baker Center for Astronomy this Saturday in Curby, Indiana, one hour away. Tonight the waxing crescent Moon will be 15% illuminated and 3.7 days old in this lunation. It will be low in the western sky so we will try to observe it before it sets behind the tree line to the west.

    Directions are on the website. Rain or shine.

    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, April 04, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    We welcome the Public to join us at the James G. Baker Center for Astronomy Saturday in Curby, Indiana, one hour away. Directions are on the website. Tonight the Waxing Gibbous Moon will be 82% illuminated and 10.6 days old this lunation and available for viewing through our telescopes.

    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, April 17, 2020
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • UofL Planetarium

    LAS General Meeting this month TBA.

    The LAS Urban Astronomy Center is in the Root Cellar Building at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. The UAC is a 2,000 square foot heated classroom and meeting space plus storage for our telescopes. It features a kitchen, restroom and a four acre observing field in front of the building. A perfect place for you to learn how to use your scope or talk astronomy with the old guys.

    Directions to the UAC can be found here.

    • Fri, May 15, 2020
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • UAC-Urban Astronomy Center

    Welcome to the May meeting of the LAS! Topic TBA.

    The LAS Urban Astronomy Center is in the Root Cellar Building at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. The UAC is a 2,000 square foot heated classroom and meeting space plus storage for our telescopes. It features a kitchen, restroom and a four acre observing field in front of the building. A perfect place for you to learn how to use your scope or talk astronomy with the old guys.

    Directions to the UAC can be found here.
    • Sat, May 30, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    We welcome the Public to join us at the James G. Baker Center for Astronomy Saturday in Curby, Indiana, one hour away. Directions are on the website. Tonight the First Quarter Moon will be available to view through our telescopes.

    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, June 19, 2020
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • UAC-Urban Astronomy Center

    Join us at the Urban Astronomy Center for our monthly meeting. Topic TBA.

    The LAS Urban Astronomy Center is in the Root Cellar Building at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. The UAC is a 2,000 square foot heated classroom and meeting space plus storage for our telescopes. It features a kitchen, restroom and a four acre observing field in front of the building. A perfect place for you to learn how to use your scope or talk astronomy with the old guys.

    Directions to the UAC can be found here.


    • Sat, June 27, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    We welcome the Public to join us at the James G. Baker Center for Astronomy Saturday in Curby, Indiana, one hour away. Tonight the First Quarter Moon will be 41% illuminated and 6.5 days old in this lunation for observing through our telescopes.

    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, July 25, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    We welcome the Public to join us at the James G. Baker Center for Astronomy Saturday in Curby, Indiana, one hour away. Directions are on the website. Tonight the Waxing Gibbous Moon will be 28% illuminated and 5.2 days old in this lunation.

    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, August 22, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    We welcome the Public to join us at the James G. Baker Center for Astronomy Saturday in Curby, Indiana, one hour away. Directions are on the website. Tonight the Waxing Crescent Moon will be 18% illuminated and 3.8 days old in this lunation.

    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 18, 2020
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • UAC-Urban Astronomy Center

    Join us at the Urban Astronomy Center for our monthly meeting.


    Topic TBA.



    Directions to the UAC are on the LAS website.



    • Sat, September 26, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    We welcome the Public to join us at the James G. Baker Center for Astronomy Saturday in Curby, Indiana, one hour away. Directions are on the website. Tonight the Waxing Gibbous Moon will be 75% illuminated and 9.8 days old in this lunation.

    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, October 16, 2020
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • UAC-Urban Astronomy Center

    Join us at the Urban Astronomy Center for our monthly meeting. Topic TBA.


    Directions to the UAC are on the LAS website.



    • Sat, October 24, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    We welcome the Public to join us at the James G. Baker Center for Astronomy Saturday in Curby, Indiana, one hour away. Directions are on the website. Tonight the First Quarter Moon will be 60% illuminated and 8.3 days old in this lunation.

    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 20, 2020
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • UAC-Urban Astronomy Center

    Join us at the Urban Astronomy Center for our monthly meeting.

    Topic TBA.

    Directions to the UAC are on the LAS website.



    • Sat, November 21, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    We welcome the Public to join us at the James G. Baker Center for Astronomy Saturday in Curby, Indiana, one hour away. Directions are on the website. Tonight the First Quarter Moon will be 43% illuminated and 6.7 days old in this lunation.

    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.

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