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:

  • 15
    Sunday, May 15

    7:00 pm-3:00 am
    MacKay Gardens
    MACKAY GARDENS AND LAKESIDE PRESERVE, Mackay Boulevard, Lake Alfred, FL, United States

    There will be a total Lunar Eclipse on May 15th – 16th. Eclipse begins 9:32 pm on Sunday, May 15th and ends on Monday, May 16th at 2:50 am.
    We will be at Mackay Gardens starting at 7:00 pm with our scopes focused on the Moon.

  • 28
    Saturday, May 28

    8:00 pm-10:00 pm
    Colt Creek State Park
    16000 SR-471, Lakeland, FL 33809, United States

    Astronomy presentation begins at 8:00 pm.
    Celestial observing afterward (weather permitting).

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.