Spring 2022 LaGrange Viewing

Join members of Shoals Astronomy Club at LaGrange College Site Park in Leighton for a night sky tour Friday March 25, 2022. Weather permitting, the roof will roll off the historic LaGrange Observatory at 6:45 p.m., and amateur astronomers will curate a night sky tour as darkness falls. There is …

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Spring 2022 Public Viewing

Join members of Shoals Astronomy Club at LaGrange College Site Park in Leighton for a night sky tour Friday March 4, 2022. Weather permitting, the roof will roll off the historic LaGrange Observatory at 6:00 p.m., and amateur astronomers will curate a night sky tour as darkness falls. There is …

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Seventeen months later…

Why hello there! After everything our entire planet has been through in the last year, it feels strange to dust off this web space. I intended to use this site to discuss our club and its membership, and our shared love for astronomy… but it’s hard to encourage people to …

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The Meade LightBridge At LaGrange

The LaGrange Observatory is truly an observatory once more. Sunday’s first order of business was to remove the hand-built telescope from service.  Built nearly sixty years ago, the instrument had been used for years to educate the public about night skies.  In time’s irrevocable march, the scope and its cinder-block …

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Awards and Recognitions, February 2018

Brand marketing uses the term “relatable” to convey a product’s allure to the public. Amateur astronomy’s “product”, for lack of a better term, is an elusive clear sky unencumbered by light pollution; a difficult thing to find within city limits on select nights.  Couple that with cultural disconnects about stellar …

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