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. Observations are normally held on the closest weekends to the New Moon and many are open to the General Public. The current viewing conditions can be found on the Satellite Map of Louisville. The 2012 Public Nights at the James G. Baker Observatory in Curby, IN are the Third Saturday of every month.
Our General Meetings are currently in the process of being revised as is the location. See the opening pages of this site for the latest time and location of the General Meetings
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, 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.