Look Up! Enjoy the Wonders of the Universe
Welcome to the Official Web Site of the Shreveport-Bossier Astronomical Society, Inc. The SBAS is your Passport to the Universe. Come join us for an adventure of cosmic proportions.
Use this site as your go-to page for astronomical information in Shreveport, LA.
Come to one of the free Spring or Fall Star Parties. Numerous telescopes will be available to observe the Moon, planets, galaxies, star clusters, double stars, and other astronomical objects. The schedule is posted in the right-hand column.
The Shreveport-Bossier Astronomical Society, Inc. is a non-profit, tax exempt Louisiana corporation dedicated to the study of astronomy. Our members are active in many fields of amateur astronomy, including astrophotography, variable star observation, occultation timing, and the study of planets, star clusters, and nebula.
The Society has been in continuous operation since 1959. The Ralph A. Worley Observatory was originally built by the Society in 1964. Three years later the Society donated the observatory to the Caddo Parish School Board. Over the years, the Society has operated the observatory and used the facility to host free public star parties.
The Society will usually host three or four public star parties in the Spring and three in the Fall of the year. In addition, the Society will present free public lectures on topics of current interest. The Society cooperates extensively with Sci-Port: The Discovery Center and with the School of Sciences at LSU-Shreveport in developing joint programs.
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The Shreveport-Bossier Astronomical Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Donations to the Society are tax deductible. Your donation helps to keep star parties free to the public, aids in the development of new programs, and provides equipment used at the star parties.
The Society began it's fiftieth year in operation in 2009, the International Year of Astronomy. This celebrated the 400th anniversary of Galileo's telescopic observations. This year marks 50 years of Worley Observatory serving the public The Society is continuing it's fund raising effort with the Worley Golden Fund in order to renovate and improve Worley Observatory for another 50 years. We hope to provide improvments to the buildings, obtain new state-of-the-art equipment to enhance the star party experience, develop new educational programs, and help to maintain the Society's liability insurance.
Please make a tax deductible contribution to the Society and support astronomical fun and education for the public and another fifty years of Worley Observatory. Click above on the Donations Page. You can donate by check or PayPal. Contact the Society President or Secretary/Treasurer for additional information. The SBAS is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization and donations for Worley Observatory and the Society are tax deductible.
The SBAS is a member of the Astronomical League.