Louisville Astronomical Society

Louisville Astronomical Society

Upcoming events

    • Wed, March 04, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • Monnik Beer Company 1036 E Burnett, Louisville 40217

    This is a public astronomy lecture series done by the U of L Professors at the  Monnick Bar 1036 E Burnett, Louisville 40217. Last month was the first lecture in this series and was given by Gerry Williger. This month the second lecture will be given by James Lauroesch and is entitled, "The Event Horizon Telescope"

    Those under 18 are allowed in with parents/an adult.  Soft drinks and food are available, as Monnik is a full restaurant (not just a brew-pub).

    • Sat, March 07, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    Welcome to the 2020 observing season at the James G. Baker Center for Astronomy in Curby, Indiana, one hour away. Tonight the waxing crescent Moon will be 93% illuminated and 12.2 days old in this lunation. It will be available all evening for observing.

    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.

    • Fri, March 13, 2020
    • 7:30 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

    • Fri, March 20, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • UAC-Urban Astronomy Center

    This monthly meeting will be a little different from the usual! At 6:30 PM we will start this LAS InReach Event with a Chili Supper SERVED TO MEMBERS before the meeting!! 

    The LAS will provide the chili, hot drinks, dessert; as usual, donations will be graciously accepted. Bring your scope and join us! This is a great time to ask questions or get help with equipment that isn't functioning properly. That's what we are here for. The observation time will be open to the public.

    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 other members.

    This event is FREE. Directions to the UAC are on the LAS website. Please RSVP to LAS President James McEuin by Tuesday, March 17th.


    • Fri, March 27, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • UAC - Urban Astronomy Center
    Come out to the Urban Astronomy Center located in the Root Cellar Building in E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park here in Louisville. Rain or shine. The Moon will be 9% illuminated and 3 days old in this lunation.

    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


    • Wed, April 01, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • Monnik Beer Company 1036 E Burnett, Louisville 40217

    This is a public astronomy lecture series done by the U of L Professors at the  Monnick Bar 1036 E Burnett, Louisville 40217. This month the third lecture will be given by Matt Nichols and is entitled "Galaxy Classification"

    Those under 18 are allowed in with parents/an adult.  Soft drinks and food are available, as Monnik is a full restaurant (not just a brew-pub).

    • Sat, April 04, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • UAC - Urban Astronomy Center
    Come out to the Urban Astronomy Center located in the Root Cellar Building in E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park here in Louisville. Rain or shine. The Moon will be 82% illuminated and 10.6 days old in this lunation.

    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, 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 10, 2020
    • 7:30 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

    • Fri, April 10, 2020
    • 7:30 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

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

    LAS General Meeting this month will be presented by Ronnie Yates. His topic will be Astrophotography.

    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 01, 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • Bardstown Road

    Come out for the annual Mile of Telescopes along Bardstown Road. We set up starting at Longest Avenue ( PNC Bank on one side of Bardstown Road and Skyline Chili on the other side) down to Eastern Parkway(in front of Qdoba). Tonight the Moon will be 58% illuminated and 8 days old in this lunation. Venus may be visible also.
    • Sat, May 02, 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • Bardstown Road

    Come out for the annual Mile of Telescopes along Bardstown Road. We set up starting at Longest Avenue ( PNC Bank on one side of Bardstown Road and Skyline Chili on the other side) down to Eastern Parkway(in front of Qdoba). Tonight the Moon will be 69% illuminated and 9 days old in this lunation. Venus may be visible also.
    • Fri, May 08, 2020
    • 7:30 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

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

    Welcome to the May meeting of the LAS! This month our topic is: Everything You Wanted to Know About Astronomy But Were Afraid to Ask.  The format will be a Round Robin Q & A. session

    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 29, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • UAC - Urban Astronomy Center
    Come out to the Urban Astronomy Center located in the Root Cellar Building in E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park here in Louisville. Rain or shine. The Moon will be 43% illuminated and 6.7 days old in this lunation.

    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, 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 12, 2020
    • 7:30 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

    • Sun, June 14, 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • Rauch Planetarium on U of L Campus

    Join LAS members  and the staff of the Rauch Planetarium as we hold a joint celebration of National Astronomy Day 2020! Solar observing will begin at 1:00 PM in the courtyard and continue through the day. Wander through the Planetarium for lectures, presentations and demonstrations on a variety of astronomy topics. There will be a telescope give away so be sure to sign up when you are 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. This month the topic will be Safe Solar Observing. It will be presented as a panel discussion.

    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, June 26, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • UAC - Urban Astronomy Center
    Come out to the Urban Astronomy Center located in the Root Cellar Building in E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park here in Louisville. Rain or shine. The waxing crescent Moon will be 30% illuminated and 5.4 days old in this lunation.

    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, 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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