Bluegrass Amateur Astronomy Club (Lexington, KY)
Welcome to spring 2016! Our first observing meeting at Raven Run is this Saturday night, the 5th. The sun sets around 6:40, so the gates should be open around 6:15. Those 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: April 9, May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, Sept. 3, Oct.1, and Oct. 29.
The Physics and Astronomy Dept.'s March "Sky Talk" is Thursday, the 10th, in Room 155 of UK's Chemistry-Physics Bldg. It will feature Dr. Ron Wilhelm who will discuss "Surfing the Dark: The First Detection of Gravitational Waves."
Reminder: 2016 dues are due by March 31st. Ten dollars ($7 for students; $15 for families). Those not renewing will be dropped from the club and it's email list. Send to Brad Canon, 1016 Della Dr., Lex KY 40504.
Lexington Clear Sky Chart
Raven Run Clear Sky Chart