Louisville Astronomical Society

Upcoming events

    • Fri, October 19, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Planetarium

    Today the Mary Ann Russell Science Education Exhibit opens at the Planetarium. The LAS will provide Solar observing from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Starting at 9:00 PM Celestial observing will start. This is a call for telescopes to cover these event times.

    • Sat, October 20, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    Looking for some FREE HALLOWEEN FUN? Come to the LAS October "Scopes and Treats" Public Star Party this Saturday, October 20 at 6:30 PM at the Louisville Astronomical Society Dark Sky Site near Curby, Indiana and experience a fun evening of stargazing at the Not-So-Scary Skies over their forty acre astronomy complex.

    The largest telescope in Southern Indiana and the other eyes in the skies in the LAS Roll-Off Roof Observatory are ready to show you the night sky as you have never seen it before! Dragons, Enchanted teapots, Lions, Scorpions and the Seas of the Moon will be seen by all and Chewbacca and Yoda cutouts will be there for selfies. Kids are welcome to come in costume and a prize will be given for the best alien.

    There will be candy, hot chocolate, coffee and spiced tea inside the heated classroom building with his and her inside restrooms. Our LAS Ambassadors and Educators will be there to lead you on a digital tour of the Night Sky Over Curby followed by observing. rain or fully overcast skies will cancel this event.

    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 09, 2018
    • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • UofL Planetarium

    Join us after the Monthly Skies over Louisville program at the UofL Rauch Planetarium. Before the planetarium program the LAS will present a program on How to Buy A Telescope.

    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, November 10, 2018
    • 6:00 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 and crescent 3 day old Moon at 9% illumination.

    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, November 17, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • UAC - Urban Astronomy Center
    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. Tonight we can observe the waxing gibbous Moon which is 9 days old and 68% illuminated.

    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.

    Map to UAC


    • Fri, December 14, 2018
    • 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 15, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • UAC - Urban Astronomy Center
    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. Tonight we can observe the First Quarter Moon .

    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.

    Map to UAC


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