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  • Fri, May 10, 2019 9:02 AM | Ron Yates

    I hate being the bearer of bad news, but for the third event in a row it looks like we are going to be rained out for Public night at Curby on May 11, 2019.  Blame the meteorologists, or at least anyone who bought new equipment recently.  It seems we  can't get a break.  Sorry, folks.  Public night is cancelled. 

  • Fri, May 03, 2019 8:27 AM | Ron Yates

     Tomorrow's forecast calls for 100% chance of rain, and 60% chance tomorrow night.  With all the rain we've had already and 0 chance of clear skies tomorrow might, member night tomorrow, May 4, 2019 at Curby is canceled. 

  • Thu, May 02, 2019 1:34 PM | Frank Nelson

    Weather on Friday and Saturday is trending from bad to worse to just not good at all.  I am calling both the Oaks night and Derby night events off.

    Let's hope for a great weather outlook next year when we have the moon and Venus in the sky!

  • Sat, April 13, 2019 11:54 AM | Warren Philpot (Administrator)

    CANCELED - Seymour Star Party at the Freeman Municipal Airport

  • Fri, April 12, 2019 12:48 PM | Ron Yates

    Here is a status update for tomorrow's public night at Curby. All three clear sky web sites I use to determine sky conditions for our events indicate that tomorrow (April 13) will be completely overcast during the scheduled time for our event. In addition, the National Weather Service is forecasting rain starting in the mid-evening time frame and lasting most of the night. On top of that the observing field will likely be saturated and very soft. As such, public observing... at Curby for tomorrow night, April 13, is cancelled.

    Having said that, because the event has been advertized locally, and because there are always some who don't get the message, I will be there tomorrow evening until I am sure either no one will be there or to meet and greet those who do show up. As such, if you have not seen the facility and would like a guided tour, I will be there from 7:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M.

    Ron Yates

  • Fri, April 05, 2019 2:48 PM | Ron Yates

    Various clear sky charts are giving conflicting data for conditions However, It may be possible that the skies will clear enough to hold our member night at Curby. So I am going to call a go for member night, tomorrow at 8:00 P.M. Come earlier if you want to. If you are a new member, it will be a good time to see our facility and meet other members. If you have a new scope, or one that you are having problems with, other members can help. Directions to Curby can be found at the link below. See you there.



  • Fri, March 15, 2019 10:20 AM | Warren Philpot (Administrator)

    The Southwest Library Star Party scheduled for Mar 15 has been canceled.

  • Thu, March 07, 2019 8:19 AM | Ron Yates


    Good morning. The weather forecast for this weekend is calling for 70 - 100 percent chance of rain. This forecast has been consistent throughout the week. As such, the prospects for clear skies and a dry observing field appear to be nil. Normally, I would wait until noon on Friday to give a go, no go, but I wanted to give an early enough heads up that everyone would get the message, and because there doesn't seem to be any point in holding off; and that is that member night at Curby is canceled due to the forecast poor weather and field conditions.

  • Sun, January 20, 2019 3:22 PM | Ron Yates

     After discussing the matter with el Presidente (aka, the reincarnation of Elvis), We have decided to open the UAC tonight (January 20, 2019) for the lunar eclipse. I will open the building at around 9:00 PM this evening for anyone who wants to set up their scopes out in front of the building only. We will open up the ranger room in front so people can come in and get warm since it has the best heat in the building. But ...the main part of the building that serves as our headquarters will also be open.

    Dress warm.

    UAC - The LAS Urban Astronomy Center (UAC) is located in the Root Cellar Building at the back of E.P.“Tom”Sawyer State Park on Freys Hill Road in Louisville,Kentucky. Take the second park entrance off of Freys Hill Road and go to the end of the road. We are the third door on the right. Parking is to the left.

    See you there.

    Ron Yates

  • Fri, December 07, 2018 12:33 PM | Ron Yates

    Due to incliment weather (cloudy skies, below freezing temperatures, and very breezy winds) tomorrow's member night at Curby has been cancelled.

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