The purpose of the LAS shall be to develop and promote an interest in astronomy among the people of the greater Louisville area.
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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 Covid-19 Response Info
All in-person activities are suspended through July.
This includes suspending the use of the Curby James G. Baker Center for Astronomy and the UAC at Tom Sawyer Park for the public and members.
What we can do is EAA (Electronically Assisted Astronomy) for online live presentations.
So, when the skies are good we will be having online EAA presentations both for solar and night time observations through Facebook and other video streaming services. When possible, regularly scheduled meetings online using streaming services will be held.
We will continue to keep you posted on activites here and on our Facebook page. The safety of you, the public and our members and volunteers is of utmost importance.
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. We are here to serve you, the Louisville community, to promote more interest in the science of astronomy.
Clear skies and be safe,
Louisville Astronomical Society
Click the following links for info on LAS Programs
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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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.