Welcome to The Louisville Astronomical Society!
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.
Membership Dues for the Louisville Astronomical Society:
Family ($35), Single ($30), and Student/Senior ($20).
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. The current viewing conditions can be found on the Satellite Map of Louisville. Dates and times are listed on the opening page 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.
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 dusk and there is an in-door program on what is up in the night sky for that evening. See the opening page of this site for the date of the monthly star party as they may vary each month. They will normally always be on a Friday
Currently LAS is promoting astronomy in the community through periodic programs at the Louisville Free Public Library, The U of L Rauch Planetarium, Scouting Merit Badge Programs, club public and school observations/programs, and establishing a public observatory for the Kentuckiana area. If you have any questions, please contact President@louisville-astro.org.