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, May 15

    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    MacKay Gardens
    MACKAY GARDENS AND LAKESIDE PRESERVE, Mackay Boulevard, Lake Alfred, FL, United States

    We’re Back!!
    We’ll be at Mackay Gardens on May 15th, starting at 7:00 pm with a presentation about the solar system. We’ll look at some unique “designs” made by the planets.
    And, if the weather is good, we’ll be “looking” (virtually) at the night sky. We’ll have scopes trained on celestial objects and transmit the images indoors to the screen. Images will be in color. If the weather is not good for viewing, we’ll do a “Tonight Show”.
    Come out and welcome us back as we welcome you back.

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.