Bluegrass Amateur Astronomy Club (Lexington, KY)

Club Meetings

Winter meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. on one Friday each month and take place in Room 179 of the Chemistry-Physics Building on UK's main campus unless otherwise noted.


Raven Run

The Bluegrass Amateur Astronomy Club will hold public stargazing programs at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary once a month during March-November 2019. Programs will take place on the following Saturdays:

2019 Raven Run Dates:

Meetings begin around sunset and last two to three hours. There is no rain date. The main gate at Raven Run is open for parking and park personnel there will direct you to the observing field.

Persons with telescopes can drive up a dirt road by the barn (turn off just before the main gate) and park at the edge of the observing field.

If the weather is partly cloudy, call the park around 6:30 p.m. (859-272-6105) to see whether it's a go. If you would like to check on weather and seeing conditions, you can also check the Raven Run Clear Sky Clock.

The last public stargazing event for 2019 at Raven Run will take place on Oct 26th.

Shaker Village

The following are our observing dates for Shaker Village (2019)

-March 30

-April 27

-May 11

-July 6

-August 3

-September 21

-October 5

Scott County Library 2019

-April 13

6:30 pm-???

Star gazing with the Blue Grass Amateur Astronomy Club hosted by the Scott county Library. This is at the filed at the horse trail entrance near 450 Gaines road, Stomping ground, KY. The site is about 20min off of I75, Sunset is at 6:45, club members should set up at 6:00 or earlier.

Lexington Clear Sky Chart
Raven Run Clear Sky Chart