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 2016

Save the date April 23, 2016!

We had a very successful Astronomy Day last 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.

View 2016 information, maps, etc

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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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Upcoming Events

Moon over Vernon Hills

Vernon Area Public Library
May 16, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Moon over Antioch

Antioch Public Library District
May 18, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Monthly Meeting

Volo Bog
May 20, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Moon over Deerfield

Deerfield Public Library
Jun 13, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Moon over Round Lake

Round Lake Area Public Library
Jun 15, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Monthly Meeting

Volo Bog
Jun 17, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Monthly Meeting

Volo Bog
Jul 15, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Moon over Fox Lake

Fox Lake Library
Aug 8, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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