Eclipse Awareness at First Fridays

Our First Fridays eclipse booth was well received by attendees of all backgrounds.  We gave away 380 eclipse shades, and the two separate locations (information and observing) added to our visibility.  Matthew Sherrill and I (and Mike Worthy’s scope!) were caught in photos taken by Allison Carter of the Times …

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June 29th Meeting Summary

Hello, everyone!  We had eight in attendance at our June 29th meeting (including two guests!), and had some upcoming events to plan.  Here’s a quick rundown of what we discussed. Regarding eclipse advocacy for July 7th First Fridays: We will set up on Court Street, rain or shine.  Booth setup …

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LaGrange Observatory’s Roof Opens Again!

For the first time in many years, sunlight bathed the whole interior of LaGrange Observatory on Saturday, as its roof gracefully rolled open once more.  The picture in this paragraph doesn’t properly show the success, thanks to a late-afternoon shadow creeping across the project, but the first goal has been accomplished at LaGrange …

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Rail Replacement Begins at LaGrange

Hello, everyone!  Things have moved very quickly in the previous two months since Mel Blake’s original visit to the LaGrange College Site.  To use a garden analogy, it looks like our planting, weeding and pruning is showing signs of fruit.  L. C. Lenz purchased building materials with the money we’d …

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LaGrange Observatory Overture

As many of you are aware, our club’s history is bound to the history of the LaGrange Living Historical Association through an observatory that was built within LaGrange College Site Park in the 1960’s.  Because I’m a newcomer to the area, I cannot add anything to the narrative, other than …

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Messier Objects Through Binoculars

One good thing about the Astronomical League are the programs their members have compiled, to establish all kinds of observing goals for the backyard astronomer.  From the Sky Puppy program for children ten and younger to Master Observers, or from analemmas to meteors, there’s a wide-ranging list of achievable goals …

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