Louisville Astronomical Society

Louisville Astronomical Society

Upcoming events

    • Sat, July 27, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Patoka Lake state Park Birdseye, IN

    The 28th annual Patoka Lake Star Party happens this weekend! Join our sister astronomical society the Evansville Astronomical Society at beautiful Patoka Lake for Stars on the Beach. Programs begin at 6:00 PM EDT.

    Patoka Lake information can be found here.

    • Fri, August 09, 2019
    • 7:00 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.

    Link to UofL Rauch Planetarium

    • Fri, August 09, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • UAC - Urban Astronomy Center
    Come out this Friday night to the Urban Astronomy Center located in the Root Cellar Building in E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park here in Louisville. Rain or shine. Tonight we can observe the Waxing Gibbous Moon which will be 69% illuminated.

    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, August 10, 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 Waxing Gibbous Moon will be 78% illuminated.

    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, August 16, 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, September 07, 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, September 13, 2019
    • 7:00 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.

    Link to UofL Rauch Planetarium

    • Sun, September 15, 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 there will be a Full Moon 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. Tonight there will be a Full Moon available for viewing!

    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 20, 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, September 21, 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, September 21, 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Bernheim

    Bernheim at Night: Summer Star Stories & Sky Watch
    Join Volunteer Naturalists and the Louisville Astronomical Society (LAS) to see brilliant stars and constellations of summer 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.

    • 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
    • 7:00 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.

    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
    • 7:00 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.

    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
    • 7:00 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.

    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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