Louisville Astronomical Society

Louisville Astronomical Society

Events at E.P. Tom Sawyer Park

Upcoming

    • Fri, November 15, 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • UAC-Urban Astronomy Center

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

    Tom Empson and John Turack represented the LAS at La Higuera, Chile for the July 2, 2019 total solar eclipse. They braved mind numbing long flights, hotel staff politely losing their passports and freezing temperatures of the Andes to bring you this report. Of course, what would a report be like if you don't have pictures. They have been sworn to keep the number of pictures under 1,000! If they DON"T they will be the newest additions to the telescope counterweight collection at the Curby Observatory! So come out and see what this solar eclipse revealed about the Sun's corona. There will also be a few views of that area of the world. Ever hear of a place called Rapa Nui?? Looking forward to seeing you there and providing some views and some answers to questions!!

    Directions to the UAC are on the LAS website.



    • Sat, November 16, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • UAC - Urban Astronomy Center
    Come out tonight to the Urban Astronomy Center located in the Root Cellar Building in E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park here in Louisville. Rain or shine. See the night sky over Louisville.

    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 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


    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.


    • 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.



    • 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.



    • 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.



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