Louisville Astronomical Society

Louisville Astronomical Society

Our observing and outreach venues

  • UAC - The LAS Urban Astronomy Center (UAC) is located in the Root Cellar Building at the back of E.P.“Tom” Sawyer State Park on Freys Hill Road in Louisville, Kentucky. Take the second park entrance off of Freys Hill Road and go to the end of the road. We are the third door on the right. Parking is to the left. Here's the Google map plus code to the UAC 7CJR+4PM Louisville, Kentucky  or use this link.

    Established in 2007, the UAC features a classroom, education center, computer lab, restroom, kitchen and four acres of observing field. Several telescopes available for public viewing and our members bring their own scopes for the public to explore the wonders of the heavens.

  • Curby (The James G. Baker Center for Astronomy) - Purchased in 2000, the LAS owns 40 acres of land at a dark site in Crawford County, Indiana about one hour from downtown Louisville. We observe there at least once per month at dusk around new moon with public star parties on the 3rd Saturday of the month.

    This state-of-the-art facility features a roll-off roof observatory with a 16 inch Meade reflector, a 14 inch Celestron SCT and a warm room. Other facilities include three acres of camping space and observing fields and a multi-purpose building with classroom, kitchen and his and hers restrooms. The observatory may be reserved by members and is open to the public monthly.

    Map to Curby

  • UofL Planetarium - Unfortunately, the planetarium is closed with no announced date for its reopening.   Each month, the University of Louisville Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium host “SKIES OVER LOUISVILLE: SEASONAL EDITIONS“. After the show, the Louisville Astronomical Society will set up scopes in the Courtyard to help you apply what you just learned. Scope set-up is weather permitting.

    UofL Planetarium website

  • Bernheim - On a regular basis, the LAS offers observing at Bernheim Forest located in Clermont, Kentucky.

    Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest website

  • The Parklands of Floyd's Fork - Four parks stretching from Shelbyville Road to Bardstown Road along Floyds Fork. Stargazing and scout astronomy is offered in Beckley Creek Park, Turkey Run and Broad Run.

    The Parklands of Floyd's Fork website 

  • Blackacre State Nature Preserve - is located in Louisville, Ky on Tucker Station Road

    Blackacre State Nature Preserve website

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