Welcome to the Imperial Polk County Astronomical Society website! We are a group of amateur astronomers in Central Florida, dedicated to informing and educating the public about the art and science of astronomy. Come join us at one of our monthly “Astronomy Nights,” located at one of several state and municipal parks here in Polk County.

Upcoming Events:

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July 07 - July 13
  • 07
    Sunday, July 07
    No events
  • 08
    Monday, July 08
    No events
  • 09
    Tuesday, July 09
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  • 10
    Wednesday, July 10
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  • 11
    Thursday, July 11

    Ft. Meade Library Presentation

    10:00 am-12:00 pm
    75 E. Broadway St., Ft. Meade, fl 33841
    75 E. Broadway St., Ft. Meade, fl 33841

    The Polk County library system is taking time this summer to try to get people of all ages to read more and learn more. Some of the themes this summer are “Space” and “A universe of stories”. And they’ve invited us to give a presentation on Biblical Astronomy. We promise, this will cause you to look at the constellations in a new way. You may know the Greek mythology or the Chinese mythology, but what about a Biblical meaning? Well, there is one. Come out if you can and hear the Biblical meaning of the constellations.

  • 12
    Friday, July 12
    No events
  • 13
    Saturday, July 13
    No events


We “get around” to several different venues and events during the year. We hope to see you at as many of these events as you can come to. See our complete schedule for the¬†year. click above to download. We add events throughout the year, so check back often for the most up to date info! You can also use the subscription form in the sidebar to receive the latest updates automatically.

So why the name “Imperial”? That goes back to the early years of our home, Polk County, Florida. At one time, Polk County boasted more paved roads than anywhere else in the southeast U.S., hence the “Imperial” moniker. It was probably more of a P.R. thing than anything else, but the name has stuck. We are still officially known as “Imperial Polk County,” and are proud of our heritage. If you look alongside several of the old roads crossing the county line, you can still see some of the old county line markers that were installed in the 1930’s.

For more information, visit http://www.polkcountyhistory.org/