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.

Past AUTCL Events

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Amazon Smile

M13 Hercules Cluster

Upcoming Events

Monthly Meeting

Event Details
Volo Bog
28478 W. Brandenburg Road, Ingleside
Jul 17th, 2015
7:30pm - 10:30pm

McCullom Lake

Event Details
McCullom Lake, McHenry
Jul 28th, 2015
8:00pm - 10:00pm

Moon over Highland Park

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

Moon over Barrington

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

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