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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  • 06
    Friday, August 06

    7:00 pm-11:00 pm

    We’ll be at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park on August 6th & 7th, 2021 for the Perseid meteor shower. We’ll be there for meteor watching and DSO observing on the 6th starting at Sunset, Solar observing during the day on the 7th and meteor watching and DSO observing on the 7th starting at Sunset (weather permitting). The event is open only to anyone camping at the park. If you want to observe what is billed as the best meteor shower on Earth, you will need to make a camping reservation at the park to attend.
    If you can’t make it to the Prairie, the best time for meteor watching is from 1 am to Sunrise.

  • 28
    Saturday, August 28

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

    We’re back!
    We’ll be doing a presentation at Colt Creek on Saturday, August 28, 2021, starting at 7:00 pm. We’re going to talk about “Solar System Graphics”, the “designs” of the planets’ “dances”.
    And as always, we’ll have some “goodies” for the kids. And as always, we’ll be doing our usual observing afterward (weather permitting).
    We guarantee that it will be informative, educational and entertaining.
    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.