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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 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.

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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

 Buffalo Grove Park District

Friday, Aug 1st, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Willow Stream Park 651 Old Checker Rd Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 - Map It!

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 Moon over Highland Park

Monday, Aug 4th, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave, Highland Park, IL, United States - Map It!

Rain Date: August 5th

Moon over Highland Park 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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 Moon Over Lake Zurich (Ela)

Wednesday, Aug 6th, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich, IL, United States - Map It!

Rain Date: August 7th

Moon Over Lake Zurich (Ela) 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

Upcoming Events


 Club Observing Night

Saturday, Jul 26th, 8:00pm

 Buffalo Grove Park District

Friday, Aug 1st, 8:00pm

 Moon over Highland Park

Monday, Aug 4th, 7:30pm

 Moon Over Lake Zurich (Ela)

Wednesday, Aug 6th, 7:30pm

 Annual Picnic

Saturday, Aug 16th, 11:00am

 Club Observing Night

Saturday, Aug 23rd, 8:00pm

 September Regular Meeting

Friday, Sep 19th, 7:30pm

 Club Observing Night

Saturday, Sep 27th, 7:00pm

 October Regular Meeting

Friday, Oct 17th, 7:30pm

 November Regular Meeting

Friday, Nov 21st, 7:30pm

 Club Observing Night

Saturday, Nov 22nd, 6:00pm

 Club Observing Night

Monday, Dec 1st, 7:00pm

 Club Holiday Party

Friday, Dec 19th, 7:00pm

 Club Observing Night

Saturday, Dec 20th, 6:00pm


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