Below are the events for the remainder of 2014.
Tuesday, November 18. Our participation at the Boston School tonight is a go. We will not be doing any outdoor observation as the forecast temperature at 6 PM of 18 and winds of 10 mph. We will do the indoor program. The portable planetarium from U of L will be there also. Myself, Ed and John will be there which should be enough. If anyone else wishes to come out you are always welcome.
Forks and knives—instead of leather jackets and chains—will be the accessories of choice at this event that celebrates the legacy and birthday of Edwin Hubble while raising funds for a science program at Bloom Elementary School. The famed astronomer lived on Everett Street in the Cherokee Triangle area, taught at New Albany high school from 1913-14 and is the namesake for the Hubble Space Telescope.
Hubble Rumble in the Hood is a collaboration between Lilly’s Bistro and the University of Louisville’s Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium where a percentage of all lunch and dinner sales at Lilly’s go toward bringing the Owsley Brown II Portable Planetarium to Bloom Elementary.
Diners will delight in (g)astronomical choices that include Lilly’s Crescent Moon Carmelized Onion Tart, Hanger Steak with Jedi Sauce and Death Star Gnocchi as well as fabulously fun selections from the bar such as Cosmic Cosmo, The Black Hole and Hubble’s Bubbles.
Lunch will be served 11 am – 3 pm and dinner will be served 5 pm – 10 pm.Call Lilly’s Bistro for reservations for this out-of-this-world event: 502-451-0447. Ken Alderson is a Table Captain at this star-filled event and wants to invite any LAS members to dine at my table or to put together their own table. There is a price-fixed special price of $45.00 for dinner or you can choose off of the menu. Lunch is price-fixed at $17.00 or you can choose off of the menu.
The LAS has also been asked to do sidewalk astronomy in front of the restaurant during the evening session starting at 7:00 PM. Let me know who can volunteer for this opportunity to share the night sky and give out info on the society.
Saturday November, 22. Curby member night, new moon
Friday December, 12, University of Louisville Planetarium. If clear we will set up scopes in the court yard after the planetarium program which ends a little before 9 PM.
Saturday December, 13. Sky Watch and Stories in the Stars and the Geminid Meteor shower observation. Program is from 6 til midnight if clear. Would like a few scopes.
Thursday December, 18. LAS Christmas Dinner at the Sawyer-Hayes Community Center E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park 2201 Lakeland Drive (around the corner from the Urban Astronomy Center) Time is from 7 – 10 PM. Cost is $20 per person.
Friday December, 19. Public Night at the Urban Astronomy Center at Tom Sawyer Park. Begins at dusk, scopes needed.
Saturday December, 20. Curby member night, no moon