Bluegrass Amateur Astronomy Club (Lexington, KY)


April 2016 Observing
Date: April 5, 2016

Our April observing is at Raven Run is this Saturday night, the 9th. The sun sets around 8:05, so the gates should be open around 7:30 This with telescopes should enter the unpaved road by the black barn about .15 of a mile before the main gate on Jacks Creek Rd. and drive to Prather Field beyond the old house to park and set up. Those without 'scopes should park in the lot beyond the main gate and walk to the field. Park personnel will be there to direct you. If the weather is "iffy", call the park at 272-6105 an hour or so before sunset to see whether observing will take place.

The club's remaining monthly observing meetings this year are: May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, Sept. 3, Oct.1, and Oct. 29.

BGAAC will have observing at the darker skies at Shaker Village again this year. The dates are April 30 at 9:30, July 9 at 9:45, and Oct. 22 at 7:45. Back up dates for April and July are May 28 at 9:35 and Aug. 27 at 9:15. There isn't a back up for Oct.

The Physics and Astronomy Dept.'s April "Sky Talk" is Thursday, the 14th, in Room 155 of UK's Chemistry-Physics Bldg. It will feature Dr. Pamela Markum talking about "Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy."



Lexington Clear Sky Chart
Raven Run Clear Sky Chart