Louisville Astronomical Society

Louisville Astronomical Society

Event Status

This page is to report event cancellations.

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  • 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.

  • Fri, November 02, 2018 12:44 PM | Ron Yates

    I hate to be the bearer of grim astronomical news, but after pleading with the weather gods to no avail, I must regretfully announce that member night at Curby for Satuday, November 3, 2018 has been canceled.

  • Fri, September 14, 2018 12:23 PM | Ron Yates

    Tomorrow night's forecast looks acceptable to good. As such, Public Night at our dark sky site, at Curby, Indiana for Septembr 15, 2018 is a go.

  • Fri, September 07, 2018 12:25 PM | Ron Yates

    Given the awful weather forecast for this weekend (80-90% chance or rain all day tomorrow into the evening, into Sunday), I am calling a no go for member night at Curby tomorrow, September 8, 2018.

  • Sat, August 18, 2018 12:27 PM | Don Spain

    CONNECT is a GO. I just got back from there, checked our setup area and it is grassy, dry and firm. See you there

  • Thu, August 09, 2018 11:05 AM | Ron Yates


    Here is an update on Curby events for this weekend.

    Sky conditions will not be ideal for meteor shower viewing on Public night, Friday, August 10. But not bad enough to warrant cancelling the event. Please note that the Perseid meteor shower is a late night event, meaning it will be best seen after midnight. And after midnight, Early Saturday conditions look to improve. As such, Public night is still a go, but keep in mind that our software for controlling cloud cover is still in beta.

    Member night on Saturday, August 11 is a go. Members who plan to attend the dinner at 6:30 PM, please RSVP to Ken Alderson asap. Finally, if anyone is interested in coming out on Sunday night, August 12, for the peak of the shower, the observatory will be open.

  • Fri, July 20, 2018 4:42 PM | Ron Yates

    Due to forecast 50% chance of storms and cloudy skies tomorrow evening, Public night at Curby has been cancelled. 

  • Fri, July 06, 2018 5:15 PM | Ron Yates

    Just a reminder that tomorrow is LAS member night at Curby. The weather forecast looks fantastic.  Be there or be square

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