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:

  • 09
    Saturday, October 09

    7:00 pm-10:00 pm
    Colt Creek State Park
    16000 FL-471, Lakeland, FL 33809

    We’re going to be at Colt Creek on October 9th for another educational and entertaining presentation. We’re going to tell you about the joys and beauty of astronomy and why we love it. Ther’s going to be lots of “Eye candy”.
    We’ll do some “virtual”, but live viewing afterward (weather permitting).
    Seating is limited. Registration with Colt Creek is required for attendance. Call Colt Creek at (863) 398-4262 to “register” and secure your seat.

  • 30
    Saturday, October 30

    8:00 am-3:00 pm
    Sun 'n Fun Campus
    4175 Medulla Rd, Lakeland, FL 33811

    Sun ‘n Fun is one of our favorite places. On October 30th, we’ll be there to educate and entertain everyone on the problems associated with light pollution and you’ll have a chance to look at the Sun (safely). Hopefully, there will some Sunspots, now that the new Solar cycle is underway, and maybe a prominence or flare.
    This event is for the whole family. We’re only a part of it. So, if you like aviation and astronomy, don’t miss it.

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.