First Wednesday of each month (except near holidays; see the Activity Calendar below or the Yahoo User Group)
UWL Cowley Hall Planetarium
Open Meeting: 7:15PM
Business Meeting: 8:00PM
Check our Yahoo 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 Yahoo Group is here:
2017 Activity Calendar
Dark sky observing is to be after sunset at a site to be posted on the Yahoo Group.
As noted above, check the LCAAS Yahoo 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; Saturday is the backup if Friday is clouded out; other local events also listed if applicable.
March 24 - Dark Sky (Messier Marathon opportunity)
April 1 - (alternate Messier Marathon opportunity)
April 21 - 23 - NCRAL Meeting at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
April 28 - G-E-T School Forest Observatory Solar observing from 11:00am - 2:00pm, Dark Sky (night) observing from 7:00pm - whenever
April 29 - Astronomy Day - Riverside Park, Solar observing from 11:00am - 2:00pm, night observing from 8:00pm ~ 10:00pm. Also, at G-E-T School Forest Observatory, Solar observing from 11:00am - 2:00pm, night observing from 7:00pm to whenever
May 9 - Club Banquet (members only) - Piggy's, 6:00pm social, 7:00pm dinner
May 19 - Dark Sky (1 week early due to Memorial Day) - Bangor observing site.
June 23 - Dark Sky - G-E-T site.
July 21 - Dark Sky
August 21 - Solar Eclipse
August 25 - Dark Sky
September 22 - Dark Sky
September 23 - Stargazing with Mississippi Valley Conservancy at FSPA Villa, time tbd
September 30 - Astronomy Day - Location tbd, possibly Grandad Bluff, Solar observing from 11:00am - 2:00pm?, observing from 6:30pm? to about 10:00pm
October 20 - Dark Sky
11 Inch SCT
Harry explaining the finer points of a Celestron Nexstar 11 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope.