SAC Hosts LaGrange Night Sky Tour and Fundraiser

Join members of Shoals Astronomy Club at LaGrange College Site Park in Leighton for a night sky tour Friday September 24, and Saturday, September 25, 2021. Weather permitting, the roof will roll off the historic LaGrange Observatory at 6:30 p.m., and amateur astronomers will curate a night sky tour as darkness falls.

This donation-based event is to cover repairs to the LaGrange Observatory roof, which was built in 1961. Donations of any amount are welcome, and will be collected by the LaGrange Living Historical Association.

Shoals Astronomy Club is a group of local amateur astronomers. With cooperative skies, their members will show star-forming regions, supernova remnants, and beautiful star clusters through their club telescope. They encourage people of all ages to attend, and enjoy the limitless beauty of a night sky.

This event is weather-dependent, and will be postponed until Saturday, September 25 in case of clouds or rain. Please check the forecast before attending. Masks are required in the observatory. To preserve the darkness, we will gladly escort people to their cars on request. Please leave pets at home.

Questions about this event should be emailed to, or call Eric Geater at 731-431-3742.


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