Bluegrass Amateur Astronomy Club (Lexington, KY)

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Shaker Village March 18th Observing
Date: March 18, 2017

There will be observing at Shaker village tomorrow, March 18th. Sunset is at 8:27. The observing site is the amphitheater, which is site 28th on this map.

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2017 Raven Run Observing Dates
Date: Dec. 13, 2016

Updated observing dates for 2017, and the next indoor meeting date has been updated on the events page. Check it out!

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October 1st 2016 Raven Run Observing Cancelled
Date: Oct. 1, 2016

Observing at Raven run tonight (October 1st 2016) has been cancelled due to bad weather. The next planned observing date (and last for Raven Run) is October 29th.

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September 2016 Raven Run Observing Summary
Date: Sept. 4, 2016

Thanks goes to everyone who came out. We had around 160 members of the public attend!


Below is a summary of objects that were viewed with deep sky images from club member Dean (see his websites astroimagers, and doghouseastronomy) and planetary images from our President Rick.

Saturn and Mars:

saturn mars

Ring and Dumbbell Planetary Nebula:

ring dumbbell

The Great Cluster in Hercules (M13):


The Swan Emission Nebula:


Andromeda Galaxy:


Veil Nebula, remnants of a supernova:


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September 2016 Raven Run Observing
Date: Sept. 3, 2016

Observing tonight (9/3/2016) is a go for Raven run observing! Sunset is around 8:00.

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