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 Events Suspended
All future events for March are cancelled. This includes all our volunteer and scouting activities as the total number advised to group together by the CDC has been reduced to 10. This may go into April and potentially May as well but we will have to keep watch with the recommendations of the CDC and state officials.
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Looking forward to when this passes over us all. Prayers and blessings to you all for health and safety.
Live Long and Prosper,
President - 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.