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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    Saturday, October 10

    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    Colt Creek State Park
    Colt Creek State Park, Lakeland, FL, United States

    Well, we’re back in business on the public level.
    Colt Creek State Park has opened up for public astronomy. they’re allowing 25 attendees in the main pavilion. CDC guidelines will be in effect: limited attendance, face masks and social distancing.
    We will be doing a presentation, including a “Tonight Show”, showing you what could be seen with a telescope that night. The “Tonight Show” takes the place of using telescopes, since “sharing” telescopes should not be done publicly.
    If you want to attend, you will have to “register” with the park for the event.
    As we come back,
    Keep looking up.
    Clear Skies.

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.