The Louisville Astronomical Society is an organization of individuals interested in various facets of astronomy. Membership benefits include membership in the Astronomical League, use of our private dark sky observing site in southern Indiana and supporting the local astronomy community. We are involved in various areas of astronomy education including scouting overnights, and presentations and demonstrations for schools, and other groups.
We look forward to meeting you and sharing your interest in the night sky. Members get email reminders of upcoming events! Join us for some Astro fun.
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LAS General Info
Member only star parties are held each month at the LAS Observing Site in southern Indiana. Dates and times are listed on the Events list on this site. The date of the monthly star party is selected to coincide around the new moon at the James G. Baker Observatory in Curby, IN. Please check this website for cancellations. Please note that members must be logged in to see non-public content on this website.
Monthly FREE star parties open to the general public are held one Saturday each month from March through November. Dates and times are listed on the Events list on this site. The dates of the monthly star parties vary each month at the James G. Baker Observatory in Curby, IN. All monthly Star Parties are subject to the weather. Please check this website for cancellations if the weather is not calling for a clear sky.
Currently the LAS is promoting astronomy in the community through periodic programs at the Louisville Free Public Library, the Big Four Bridge in Indiana, Scouting Merit Badge Programs, club public and school observations and programs.
If you have questions, please leave them on our contact page or you may ask on the Facebook page.
And if you have any ideas on educational topics, please share them on Facebook or send them via our contact page.
Louisville Astronomical Society
Click the following links for info on LAS Programs
- Public Library Telescope Loan Program -
- 2023 Star Camp for Scouts Program -
Download the LAS Website App
Look for the App - "Wild Apricot for Members"
Click HERE for E.P. Tom Sawyer Events
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Members regularly do impromptu sidewalk observing around town. Check our Facebook page for tonight's setup locations.
REMINDER - Calendar events for members will only show up if you are a logged in active member. Of course, you will be sent reminders when those events are coming up.
All Members - Don't forget to edit your profile, add a small picture and share some of your astro interests. And you can choose what other members can see.
LAS is an organization of individuals interested in various facets of Astronomy. Membership benefits include access to the LAS discussion forum; used telescope you can buy; club rates on Astronomy books when available and use of our non-public dark sky observing site in southern Indiana.
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 8PM and there is an in-door program on what is up in the night sky for that evening. See the calendar of this site for the date of the monthly star party as they may vary each month. They will normally always be on a Saturday.
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. Dates and times are listed on the calendar 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.
Currently LAS is promoting astronomy in the community through periodic programs at the Louisville Free Public Library, The U of L Rauch Planetarium, the Big Four Bridge in Indiana, Seneca Park, Scouting Merit Badge Programs, club public and school observations/programs, and establishing a public observatory for the Kentuckiana area.