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.

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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 AUTCL Events

 Moon Over Antioch

Monday, Nov 3rd, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
757 Main Street, Antioch, IL 60002 - Map It!

Scheduled - November 3rd
Rain Date - November 4th

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Moon Over Antioch is a free, all-ages event presented by the Lake County Astronomical Society in cooperation with local libraries. LCAS volunteers will bring sophisticated telescopes to allow the public to view the Moon and other objects in the sky. Visitors are welcome to view at any time during the scheduled hours, and stay as long as they want. No registration is required. Groups are welcome. Event is 'Weather Permitting'.

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By Dave Wagner

Astronomy Day 2014

Astronomy Day 2014 was a great success! There were lots of displays inside during the day and a very nice evening of viewing with many different type of telescopes available.

View more Astronomy Day 2014 Images

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Upcoming Events

 Moon Over Antioch

Monday, Nov 3rd, 6:30pm

 Telescopes & Coffee Cups

Saturday, Nov 8th, 12:00am

 November Regular Meeting

Friday, Nov 21st, 7:30pm

 Club Observing Night

Saturday, Nov 22nd, 6:00pm

 Club Observing Night

Monday, Dec 1st, 7:00pm

 Telescopes & Coffee Cups

Saturday, Dec 13th, 12:00am

 Club Holiday Party

Friday, Dec 19th, 7:00pm

 Club Observing Night

Saturday, Dec 20th, 6:00pm

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