Louisville Astronomical Society

Louisville Astronomical Society

Upcoming events

    • Sun, September 29, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • University of Louisville Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium

    All ages are welcome! $10 per person for All Attendees - Payable by cash or check at the door. All proceeds benefit the Louisville Astronomical Society's Public Library Telescope Loan Program: louisville-astro.org/Library-Telescope-Program and the New Observatory at the Curby Indiana LAS Space Center.dedicated to EAA, Electronically Assisted Astronomy.

    Learn what's happening in astronomy and space exploration today from the people who are sending missions to space!

    5:00 pm "Reaching Beyond for Applications Below" by Space Tango
    Twyman Clements, Co-Founder, President & CEO of Space Tango, will discuss how the experiments they conduct in space benefit all humans on Earth. Visit their interactive booth to learn more about their autonomous space labs. Learn more at: spacetango.com

    5:30 pm "3D Printing Human Tissue in Space" by Techshot, Inc.
    Rich Boling, Vice President of Techshot, will discuss their 3D BioFabrication Facility which is manufacturing human tissue in the microgravity condition of space. Visit their interactive booth to learn more about their BioFabrication micro chips. Learn more at: techshot.com

    6:00 pm "Guidance Internal: Lessons From Astronauts" by Cosmic Perspective
    Rocket launch filmmakers MaryLiz Bender and Ryan Chylinski will take us on a stunning journey to the forefront of space exploration –– straight to the launch pads at liftoff and and their intimate interviews with astronauts. This is an exhilarating exploration into how the rocket is re-shaping humanity and what role we all play in this journey. Attend their virtual and augmented reality booth to further immerse yourself in the rocket launch experience! Learn more at: cosmicperspective.com

    6:30 pm "Astronomy Close to Home" by Ken Alderson, President of Louisville Astronomical Society and Drew Foster, Director of the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium. Ken and Drew will give you a tour of the night sky in their immersive, full-dome presentation. You'll know where to look for all of the planets and your favorite galaxies. Visit the Louisville Astronomical Society's solar telescopes, their interactive booth, and ask them all the questions you've ever had about owning and operating your own telescope to view the rings of Saturn! Learn more: louisville-astro.org

    Presented and sponsored by Louisville Astronomical Society. Please RSVP by September 23, 2019 to Ken Alderson at megacoach@aol.com and let us know how many tickets you will need at $10.00 each by cash or check at the door. A full house at the Planetarium will provide the LAS with $1,500. towards expenses of the Library Lending Scopes and the new observatory. Donations of larger amounts are welcome and are tax-deductible.

    • Sat, October 05, 2019
    • 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 visible in the night sky along with Jupiter and Saturn.

    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 11, 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

    • Fri, October 18, 2019
    • 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 19, 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. Jupiter and Saturn will be available for observing.

    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, November 02, 2019
    • 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 6 day old Moon will be visible in the night sky.

    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 08, 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

    • 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.

    Topic TBA.


    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


    • 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.

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Louisville Astronomical Society, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 17554, Louisville, KY 40217


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