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The Lake County Astronomical Society

is a group of people of all ages who are interested in the science of astronomy. While many are accomplished observers and astrophotographers, others are new to the hobby. LCAS tries to respond to all levels of interest. Various members own large telescopes, some of which they've built themselves from scratch. On the other hand, some members don't own any telescope at all, but simply enjoy observing the night sky with their unaided eyes.

LCAS meets on the third Friday of each month. The meetings are free and are open to the public.




By Dave Wagner

Astronomy Day 2015


We had a very successful Astronomy Day this year, even though the weather prevented outdoor activities and forced us to cancel the evening observing.

There were many "Thank you" comments, as well as "Great job", "Very interesting", "Very educational", "We really enjoyed it - thank you", "I had a blast", "A lot of fun", "You guys did a great job", and one person said "This is great - this is awesome, we really appreciate this". LOTS of kids left with their "comets" and craft projects, so those rooms were busy.

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LoanStar - Library Telescope Program

LCAS has initiated a library telescope program (loaning telescopes to library patrons) in the Lake County, Illinois area. Three libraries have teamed up with LCAS to pilot this program. Read more about the LoanStar Program.




Astronomy Under The City Lights (AUTCL)

View the Moon and planets at a local Lake County Library through powerful telescopes! Join us for one or more of our upcoming evening events! They are free and for all ages.

For details see the Astronomy Under the City Lights page.


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Upcoming Events


Moon over Highland Park

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Highland Park Library
494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park
Aug 20th, 2015
7:30pm - 9:00pm

Club Observing

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Von Bergen Farm
9805 IL Route 173, Hebron, IL
Sep 12th, 2015
8:00pm - 12:00am

Monthly Meeting

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Volo Bog
28478 W. Brandenburg Road, Ingleside
Sep 18th, 2015
7:30pm - 10:30pm

Moon over Indian Trails

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Indian Trails Public Library
355 S. Schoenbeck Rd., Wheeling
Sep 21st, 2015
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Moon over McHenry

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McHenry Public Library
809 N. Front St., McHenry
Sep 23rd, 2015
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Monthly Meeting

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Volo Bog
28478 W. Brandenburg Road, Ingleside
Oct 16th, 2015
7:30pm - 10:30pm

Moon over Antioch

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Antioch Public Library District
757 N. Main St., Antioch
Oct 19th, 2015
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Moon over Round Lake

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Round Lake Area Public Library
906 Hart Rd., Rouind Lake
Oct 21st, 2015
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Club Observing

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Von Bergen Farm
9805 IL Route 173, Hebron, IL
Nov 7th, 2015
9:00pm - 1:00am

Moon over Barrington

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Barrington Area Library
505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington
Nov 11th, 2015
7:30pm - 9:00pm


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