Louisville Astronomical Society

Upcoming events

    • Sat, April 28, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    The LAS welcomes anyone interested in astronomy to visit us at out dark site located in Curby, Indiana for our monthly Star Party. Come listen to a program on astronomy followed by observing the night sky and see the almost full Moon through a telescope.

    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.

    • Sun, April 29, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Parklands

    Join the Louisville Astronomical Society at the Parklands of Floyds Fork at the Cliffside Center location from 1-3 PM to view the Sun, our private star, safely though solar telescopes.

    LAS members will be using specially-equipped telescopes with solar filters that allow you to view the sun and sunspots safely. NEVER look at the sun through binoculars or a telescope on your own. Look through ours.


    Directions to Broad Run Cliffside Center: take the Gene Snyder to the Bardstown Road exit 17.

    Turn south on Bardstown Road and follow for approximately 4 miles and look for the park entrance on your left.
    Turn left into Broad Run Park and onto Broad Run Parkway.
    Follow Broad Run Parkway and signs to Cllffside Center, where you'll see a major parking area and trail kiosks




    • Fri, May 04, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Bardstown Road

    Come out for the annual Mile of Telescopes along Bardstown Road. We set up starting at Longest Avenue ( PNC Bank on one side of Bardstown Road and Skyline Chili on the other side) down to Eastern Parkway.

    • Fri, May 11, 2018
    • 8:00 PM - 11:00 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, May 18, 2018
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • UAC-Urban Astronomy Center

    This monthly meeting will be a little different from the usual!

    First of all this is the annual election meeting when everyone keeps their hands down by sitting on them so that they aren't accidentally elected to an office! If you are interested in a position as an elected official of the LAS this is your opportunity to join in the fun of planning and running events!

    After the election is held, the entertainment really gets going with an Astronomy Quiz presented by member Greg Miller. So cram, cram , cram and put on your thinking caps and show everyone your astronomy knowledge! For those of you who are newcomers to Astronomy and the LAS, this can be a fun learning event!

    Directions to the UAC can be found here.

    • Sat, May 19, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    The LAS welcomes anyone interested in astronomy to visit us at out dark site located in Curby, Indiana for our monthly Star Party. Come listen to a program on astronomy followed by observing the night sky and see the almost quarter Moon through a telescope.

    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.

    • Sat, May 26, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • UAC - Urban Astronomy Center
    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 waxing gibbous Moon three days before it is full!!

    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, June 08, 2018
    • 8:00 PM - 11:00 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, June 15, 2018
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • UAC-Urban Astronomy Center

    Monthly meeting of the LAS. Topic to be announced later.


    Directions to the UAC can be found here.

    • Sat, June 16, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Curby

    The LAS welcomes anyone interested in astronomy to visit us at out dark site located in Curby, Indiana for our monthly Star Party. Come listen to a program on astronomy followed by observing the night sky and search for the three day old Moon in the western 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.

    • Sat, June 23, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • UAC - Urban Astronomy Center
    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 waxing gibbous Moon four days before it is full!!

    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


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