First Wednesday of each month (except near holidays; see the Activity Calendar below or the Groups.io User Group calendar)
UWL Cowley Hall Planetarium
Open Meeting: 7:15PM
Business Meeting: 8:15PM
Check our Groups.io User Group for GO/NO-GO decisions on upcoming observing events. Or just keep up with what's going on with the club. Join in if you like. The LCAAS Groups.io User Group is here:
2020 Activity Calendar (updated 03/02/2020)
Dark sky observing is to be after sunset at a site to be posted on the Group.io.
As noted above, check the LCAAS Groups.io User Group to see if anyone is going to be at the field.
The public is welcome but please see the Observing Etiquette section on the Observing page.
Friday only is listed for Dark Sky dates; Saturday is the backup if Friday is clouded out; other local events also listed if applicable.
January 8 - Regular Club meeting
January 24 – Dark Sky
February 5 - Regular Club meeting
February 21 – Dark Sky
March 4 - Regular Club meeting
March 13 (backup night is the 14th) - NCRAL Winter Mini-Messier Marathon at the G-E-T Observing Site (Track down and view 27 Messier objects with the group! Win a pin and certificate from NCRAL)
March 27 - Dark Sky - G-E-T site
April 1 - Regular Club meeting
April 17 - Sparta Middle School Viewing 8-11 (6:30 setup)
April 24 - Dark Sky – G-E-T site
May 1-3 - NCRAL in Port Washington, Wisconsin
May 2 - Astronomy Day - Riverside Park, Solar observing 11:00am - 2:00pm, night observing 8:00pm - 10:00pm.
May 5 - Club Banquet (members only) – Location TBD, 6:00pm social, 7:00pm dinner
May 6 - Regular Club meeting
May 15 - Dark Sky – Bangor site (one week early due to new moon on a holiday)
June 3 - Regular Club meeting
June 19 - Dark Sky – G-E-T site
July 1 - Regular Club meeting
July 11 – Youth Fest, Veterans Park in La Crosse
July 21 - Dark Sky – Bangor site
August 5 - Regular Club Meeting
August 21 - Dark Sky – G-E-T site
September 2 – Regular Club meeting
September 18 - Dark Sky - Bangor site
September 19 (unconfirmed) - Stargazing with Mississippi Valley Conservancy at FSPA Villa, 7:30pm
September 25 (unconfirmed)- Star Party - Genoa Fish Hatchery (sunset 18:58)(astronomical 20:34)
September 26 - Astronomy Day - Riverside Park, Solar observing 11:00am - 2:00pm, night observing 6:30pm - 10:00pm.
October 7 – Regular Club Meeting
October 16 - Dark Sky – G-E-T site
November 4 – Regular Club meeting
November 13 – Dark Sky – G-E-T site
December 2 – Regular Club Meeting ( Party)
December 18 – Dark Sky – G-E-T
11 Inch SCT
Harry explaining the finer points of a Celestron Nexstar 11 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope.