The Astronomy Associates of Lawrence

Astronomy Associates of Lawrence (AAL) is an organization of people with a common interest in astronomy. Participation in AAL is not limited to people in Lawrence, it is open to everyone!

Starting in Sept. 2016, during the school year (September through April), AAL will usually meet on the LAST SUNDAY of each month to take care of club business, discuss upcoming events, and hold presentations related to astronomy. (Changes are occasionally made to allow for special events and to avoid holidays, e.g. Thanksgiving weekend). Everyone is invited to attend these meetings. We will also meet on the last Sunday of each month, weather permitting, for a Public Observing Sessions. These sessions will be held at the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center south of Lawrence. The Public Observing sessions will begin the last Sunday in August; the sessions are scheduled to start after twilight. See the Events page for more info. The AAL meetings will begin at 7PM at the Discovery Center and finish in time to allow attendees to take part in the public observing, with the first meeting taking place in September 2016. (During the summer, public observing switches to downtown Lawrence, every other Wednesday following the Band Concert in South Park. Observing takes place after 9PM in the portion of South Park west of Mass St.) Check the Events Page for exact dates.

Check the Events page to confirm the meetings dates and Public Observing Sessions. The dates are periodically altered to account for holidays and special events. This page also contains maps and driving directions, and information on other activities and upcoming events that will be hosted by AAL.


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Astronomy Associates of Lawrence is a club for anyone interested in the wonders of our universe. Everyone is encouraged to get involved and join AAL!

Thank you for your time and interest. We wish you clear skies and happy stargazing!

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Click the color bar above for a complete, hourly  forecast and chart information for the Lawrence area for the next  ~48 hours.

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