Indiana Astronomical Society

The IAS is an organization offering the opportunity to share and learn about one of the most ancient the same time...most contemporary of sciences. Our membership includes people of all ages and professions.

If you're just starting out, congratulations! Astronomy is an immense field with many enjoyable areas of study. For the beginner, we have groups to assist you with visual observing and navigating the night sky.

The main goal of our Society is to make the study of astronomy an experience that is fun and rewarding. All you need to provide is enthusiasm and desire to participate in this fascinating hobby.

To join the Indiana Astronomical Society, click the "Join the Society" button above. If you have any questions or need a mentor, don't hestitate to contact any of the people listed below by email.

IAS President John Molt
IAS Vice President Ben Jansen
IAS Treasurer Robert Aull
IAS Secretary Laura Hintz-Keller
Members of the Board
Mike Birch (2019)
Larry Cates (2019)
Dave Collier (2020)
Norm Dingle (2021)
Fred Keller (2020)
Jim Smith (2021)
Jon Thomas (2019)
IAS Membership Coordinator for questions about joining the Indiana Astronomical Society.
If you are already a member, the IAS Membership Coordinator should be notified if your contact information such as email address is going to change. The IAS Membership Coordinator also controls access to the IAS-Indy Collaboration Site at
Jeff O'Dair
Goethe Link Observatory Manager to arrange a tour or otherwise coordinate activities at the Link facility on Observatory Road in Martinsville. John Shepherd
IAS Events Coordinator to have the Indiana Astronomical Society bring telescopes and knowledgeable people to your event. Steve Haines
IAS Equipment Coordinator to borrow telescopes or equipment from the Indiana Astronomical Society (you must be an IAS member). Jon Thomas
Editor IAS News and Views to submit articles or get answers to questions related to our monthly newsletter. Bruce Bowman
Astronomical League Correspondent for questions related to Astronomical League programs and membership. Phil Dimpelfeld
McCloud Star Gaze Coordinator to participate in the McCloud Stargaze. Jon Thomas
West Park Liaison for information on our members-only stargazes in Carmel. Dave Collier
Eagle Creek Liaison to participate in astro-events at Eagle Creek Park on Indy's west side. Jon Thomas
Web Supervisor for technical questions or issues with the website. Bruce Bowman
Social Media Coordinator for questions regarding the IAS's Facebook/Twitter presence. Marion Hakes
IAS Librarian for questions related to the IAS Library and out book loaner program. Laura Hintz-Keller
IAS Historian for inquiries related to the history of the IAS or of the Link Observatory. Tom Borlik

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