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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April
  • 13
    Tuesday, April 13

    8:00 am-11:00 pm
    04-13-2021
    Sun 'n Fun Campus
    4175 Medulla Rd, Lakeland, FL 33811

    Sun ‘n Fun Expo is back, and so are we.
    Sun ‘n Fun will be happening at the Sun ‘n Fun Campus April 13th through 18th. (Location to be determined) during the day from 7:30(ish) to 3:00 pm(ish) for solar observing and at the Compass Rose at Sunset for night time celestial observing (Tuesday through Saturday).
    Please note: Due to Covid-19 concerns, our method of observing will be different. We won’t be “sharing” our telescopes with the general public. We’ll have scopes set up with cameras to project the images onto a monitor/screen so everyone can view while maintaining distancing as much as possible.

  • 14
    Wednesday, April 14

    8:00 am-11:00 pm
    04-14-2021
    Sun 'n Fun Campus
    4175 Medulla Rd, Lakeland, FL 33811

    Sun ‘n Fun Expo is back, and so are we.
    Sun ‘n Fun will be happening at the Sun ‘n Fun Campus April 13th through 18th. (Location to be determined) during the day from 7:30(ish) to 3:00 pm(ish) for solar observing and at the Compass Rose at Sunset for night time celestial observing (Tuesday through Saturday).
    Please note: Due to Covid-19 concerns, our method of observing will be different. We won’t be “sharing” our telescopes with the general public. We’ll have scopes set up with cameras to project the images onto a monitor/screen so everyone can view while maintaining distancing as much as possible.

  • 15
    Thursday, April 15

    8:00 am-11:00 pm
    04-15-2021
    Sun 'n Fun Campus
    4175 Medulla Rd, Lakeland, FL 33811

    Sun ‘n Fun Expo is back, and so are we.
    Sun ‘n Fun will be happening at the Sun ‘n Fun Campus April 13th through 18th. (Location to be determined) during the day from 7:30(ish) to 3:00 pm(ish) for solar observing and at the Compass Rose at Sunset for night time celestial observing (Tuesday through Saturday).
    Please note: Due to Covid-19 concerns, our method of observing will be different. We won’t be “sharing” our telescopes with the general public. We’ll have scopes set up with cameras to project the images onto a monitor/screen so everyone can view while maintaining distancing as much as possible.

  • 16
    Friday, April 16

    8:00 am-11:00 pm
    04-16-2021
    Sun 'n Fun Campus
    4175 Medulla Rd, Lakeland, FL 33811

    Sun ‘n Fun Expo is back, and so are we.
    Sun ‘n Fun will be happening at the Sun ‘n Fun Campus April 13th through 18th. (Location to be determined) during the day from 7:30(ish) to 3:00 pm(ish) for solar observing and at the Compass Rose at Sunset for night time celestial observing (Tuesday through Saturday).
    Please note: Due to Covid-19 concerns, our method of observing will be different. We won’t be “sharing” our telescopes with the general public. We’ll have scopes set up with cameras to project the images onto a monitor/screen so everyone can view while maintaining distancing as much as possible.

  • 17
    Saturday, April 17

    8:00 am-11:00 pm
    04-17-2021
    Sun 'n Fun Campus
    4175 Medulla Rd, Lakeland, FL 33811

    Sun ‘n Fun Expo is back, and so are we.
    Sun ‘n Fun will be happening at the Sun ‘n Fun Campus April 13th through 18th. (Location to be determined) during the day from 7:30(ish) to 3:00 pm(ish) for solar observing and at the Compass Rose at Sunset for night time celestial observing (Tuesday through Saturday).
    Please note: Due to Covid-19 concerns, our method of observing will be different. We won’t be “sharing” our telescopes with the general public. We’ll have scopes set up with cameras to project the images onto a monitor/screen so everyone can view while maintaining distancing as much as possible.

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.