Louisville Astronomical Society

Upcoming events

    • Mon, August 21, 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • B4B

    Solar Eclipse Day! In Louisville the Sun obscuration will be a maximum of almost 96% at 2:27 PM. Join the LAS, the Waterfront Development Corporation and the WAVE3 Weather Team as we partner with the Shawnee Academy and the Kentucky Science Center for a WAVE3 Solar Eclipse Day Party at the B4B today. LAS Board member Warren Philpot will connect his telescope to the WAVE3 van to show the progress of the Great American Solar Eclipse today. There will be 1,500 free solar glasses available.

    • Sat, September 02, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    The LAS welcomes anyone interested in astronomy to visit us at out dark site located in Curby, Indiana for our monthly Star Party. Come listen to a program on astronomy followed by observing the night sky.

    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 08, 2017
    • 8:00 PM - 11:00 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.

    Link to UofL Rauch Planetarium

    • Sat, September 09, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • UAC - Tom Sawyer Park

    The LAS welcomes anyone interested in astronomy to visit us at the Urban Astronomy Center (UAC) located in E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park for our monthly Star Party.

    This month see the Moon 3 days after full and hear the stories of the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse here in Kentucky!

    Members may arrive early for set-up. If the ground is wet we will set-up behind the building on the asphalt. Scope set-up is weather dependent. Our scopes are unable to penetrate the clouds and heavy moisture such as rain drops are bad for the electronics.

    Directions and map to EP Tom Sawyer State Park

    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 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 15, 2017
    • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • UAC - Urban Astronomy Center

    Monthly general meeting of the Louisville Astronomical Society. Program TBA.


    Meetings are generally held at the Urban Astronomy Center.
    • Sat, September 30, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    The LAS welcomes anyone interested in astronomy to visit us at out dark site located in Curby, Indiana for our monthly Star Party. Come listen to a program on astronomy followed by observing the night sky.

    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, October 07, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • UAC - Tom Sawyer Park

    The LAS welcomes anyone interested in astronomy to visit us at the Urban Astronomy Center (UAC) located in E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park for our monthly Star Party.

    This month see the Moon 3 days after full and hear the stories of the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse here in Kentucky!

    Members may arrive early for set-up. If the ground is wet we will set-up behind the building on the asphalt. Scope set-up is weather dependent. Our scopes are unable to penetrate the clouds and heavy moisture such as rain drops are bad for the electronics.

    Directions and map to EP Tom Sawyer State Park

    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 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 13, 2017
    • 8:00 PM - 11:00 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.

    Link to UofL Rauch Planetarium

    • Sat, October 14, 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Bernheim

    Sky Watch and Star Stories at Bernheim with Don Spain.

    • Fri, October 20, 2017
    • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • UAC - Urban Astronomy Center

    Monthly general meeting of the Louisville Astronomical Society. Program TBA.


    Meetings are generally held at the Urban Astronomy Center.
    • Sat, October 28, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • UAC - Tom Sawyer Park

    The LAS welcomes anyone interested in astronomy to visit us at the Urban Astronomy Center (UAC) located in E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park for our monthly Star Party.

    Members may arrive early for set-up. If the ground is wet we will set-up behind the building on the asphalt. Scope set-up is weather dependent. Our scopes are unable to penetrate the clouds and heavy moisture such as rain drops are bad for the electronics.

    Directions and map to EP Tom Sawyer State Park

    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 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, November 04, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    The LAS welcomes anyone interested in astronomy to visit us at out dark site located in Curby, Indiana for our monthly Star Party. Come listen to a program on astronomy followed by observing the night sky. Tonight witness the brilliance of the Full Moon!

    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 10, 2017
    • 8:00 PM - 11:00 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.

    Link to UofL Rauch Planetarium

    • Fri, November 17, 2017
    • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • UAC - Urban Astronomy Center

    Monthly general meeting of the Louisville Astronomical Society. Program TBA.


    Meetings are generally held at the Urban Astronomy Center.
    • Sat, November 25, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    The LAS welcomes anyone interested in astronomy to visit us at out dark site located in Curby, Indiana for our monthly Star Party. Come listen to a program on astronomy followed by observing the night sky. Tonight witness the brilliance of the Full Moon!

    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, December 02, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • UAC - Tom Sawyer Park

    The LAS welcomes anyone interested in astronomy to visit us at the Urban Astronomy Center (UAC) located in E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park for our monthly Star Party.

    This is the Last Public Observation of this year at the UAC!

    Members may arrive early for set-up. If the ground is wet we will set-up behind the building on the asphalt. Scope set-up is weather dependent. Our scopes are unable to penetrate the clouds and heavy moisture such as rain drops are bad for the electronics.

    Directions and map to EP Tom Sawyer State Park

    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 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, December 08, 2017
    • 8:00 PM - 11:00 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.

    Link to UofL Rauch Planetarium

    • Sat, December 09, 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Bernheim

    Sky Watch and Star Stories at Bernheim with Don Spain.

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