Louisville Astronomical Society

Louisville Astronomical Society

Upcoming events

    • Fri, December 13, 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 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. Doors open at 7:30 PM.

    Link to UofL Rauch Planetarium

    • Sat, December 14, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • UAC - Urban Astronomy Center

    We would like to invite members and all interested astronomy buffs to our LAS Holiday UAC Open House, Public Night and Equipment Sale. We will be serving cookies, hot chocolate, spiced cider and soft drinks.

    Also 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


    • Sat, December 21, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Bernheim

    Bernheim at Night: Winter Star Stories & Sky Watch
    Join Volunteer Naturalists and the Louisville Astronomical Society (LAS) to see brilliant stars and constellations of winter through the telescopes graciously provided by LAS members. If overcast, a virtual astronomy program will be presented inside the Garden Pavilion.
    Bernheim Members $10; Non – Members $12
    Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. day prior to the start of program. Call (502) 955-8512 before 5 p.m. on day of program for last minute updates and changes due to weather.

    • Fri, January 17, 2020
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • UAC-Urban Astronomy Center
    This month the LAS will be meeting at the UAC. Topic TBA.


    The LAS Urban Astronomy Center is in the Root Cellar Building at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. The UAC is a 2,000 square foot heated classroom and meeting space plus storage for our telescopes. It features a kitchen, restroom and a four acre observing field in front of the building. A perfect place for you to learn how to use your scope or talk astronomy with the old guys.

    Directions to the UAC can be found here.

    • Fri, February 21, 2020
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • UAC

    Welcome to the monthly meeting of the LAS! Topic TBA.

    The LAS Urban Astronomy Center is in the Root Cellar Building at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. The UAC is a 2,000 square foot heated classroom and meeting space plus storage for our telescopes. It features a kitchen, restroom and a four acre observing field in front of the building. A perfect place for you to learn how to use your scope or talk astronomy with the old guys.

    Directions to the UAC can be found here.
    • Fri, March 20, 2020
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • UAC-Urban Astronomy Center

    LAS General Meeting Topic TBA.

    The LAS Urban Astronomy Center is in the Root Cellar Building at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. The UAC is a 2,000 square foot heated classroom and meeting space plus storage for our telescopes. It features a kitchen, restroom and a four acre observing field in front of the building. A perfect place for you to learn how to use your scope or talk astronomy with the old guys.

    Directions to the UAC can be found here.
    • Sat, March 28, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    Welcome to the 2020 observing season at the James G. Baker Center for Astronomy this Saturday in Curby, Indiana, one hour away. Tonight the waxing crescent Moon will be 15% illuminated and 3.7 days old in this lunation. It will be low in the western sky so we will try to observe it before it sets behind the tree line to the west.

    Directions are on the website. Rain or shine.

    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, April 04, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    We welcome the Public to join us at the James G. Baker Center for Astronomy Saturday in Curby, Indiana, one hour away. Directions are on the website. Tonight the Waxing Gibbous Moon will be 82% illuminated and 10.6 days old this lunation and available for viewing through our telescopes.

    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, April 17, 2020
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • UofL Planetarium

    LAS General Meeting this month TBA.

    The LAS Urban Astronomy Center is in the Root Cellar Building at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. The UAC is a 2,000 square foot heated classroom and meeting space plus storage for our telescopes. It features a kitchen, restroom and a four acre observing field in front of the building. A perfect place for you to learn how to use your scope or talk astronomy with the old guys.

    Directions to the UAC can be found here.

    • Fri, May 15, 2020
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • UAC-Urban Astronomy Center

    Welcome to the May meeting of the LAS! Topic TBA.

    The LAS Urban Astronomy Center is in the Root Cellar Building at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. The UAC is a 2,000 square foot heated classroom and meeting space plus storage for our telescopes. It features a kitchen, restroom and a four acre observing field in front of the building. A perfect place for you to learn how to use your scope or talk astronomy with the old guys.

    Directions to the UAC can be found here.
    • Sat, May 30, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    We welcome the Public to join us at the James G. Baker Center for Astronomy Saturday in Curby, Indiana, one hour away. Directions are on the website. Tonight the First Quarter Moon will be available to view through our telescopes.

    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, June 19, 2020
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • UAC-Urban Astronomy Center

    Join us at the Urban Astronomy Center for our monthly meeting. Topic TBA.

    The LAS Urban Astronomy Center is in the Root Cellar Building at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. The UAC is a 2,000 square foot heated classroom and meeting space plus storage for our telescopes. It features a kitchen, restroom and a four acre observing field in front of the building. A perfect place for you to learn how to use your scope or talk astronomy with the old guys.

    Directions to the UAC can be found here.


    • Sat, June 27, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    We welcome the Public to join us at the James G. Baker Center for Astronomy Saturday in Curby, Indiana, one hour away. Tonight the First Quarter Moon will be 41% illuminated and 6.5 days old in this lunation for observing through our telescopes.

    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, July 25, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    We welcome the Public to join us at the James G. Baker Center for Astronomy Saturday in Curby, Indiana, one hour away. Directions are on the website. Tonight the Waxing Gibbous Moon will be 28% illuminated and 5.2 days old in this lunation.

    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, August 22, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    We welcome the Public to join us at the James G. Baker Center for Astronomy Saturday in Curby, Indiana, one hour away. Directions are on the website. Tonight the Waxing Crescent Moon will be 18% illuminated and 3.8 days old in this lunation.

    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 18, 2020
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • UAC-Urban Astronomy Center

    Join us at the Urban Astronomy Center for our monthly meeting.


    Topic TBA.



    Directions to the UAC are on the LAS website.



    • Sat, September 26, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    We welcome the Public to join us at the James G. Baker Center for Astronomy Saturday in Curby, Indiana, one hour away. Directions are on the website. Tonight the Waxing Gibbous Moon will be 75% illuminated and 9.8 days old in this lunation.

    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, October 16, 2020
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • UAC-Urban Astronomy Center

    Join us at the Urban Astronomy Center for our monthly meeting. Topic TBA.


    Directions to the UAC are on the LAS website.



    • Sat, October 24, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    We welcome the Public to join us at the James G. Baker Center for Astronomy Saturday in Curby, Indiana, one hour away. Directions are on the website. Tonight the First Quarter Moon will be 60% illuminated and 8.3 days old in this lunation.

    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 20, 2020
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • UAC-Urban Astronomy Center

    Join us at the Urban Astronomy Center for our monthly meeting.

    Topic TBA.

    Directions to the UAC are on the LAS website.



    • Sat, November 21, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    We welcome the Public to join us at the James G. Baker Center for Astronomy Saturday in Curby, Indiana, one hour away. Directions are on the website. Tonight the First Quarter Moon will be 43% illuminated and 6.7 days old in this lunation.

    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.

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