West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers

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West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers gathered outside of Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory to view the eclipse.

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A local astronomy group is preparing people for Monday’s total solar eclipse by offering tips for eclipse viewing. West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers Club outreach coordinator James Phfistner said people should watch for natural phenomena like shadow bands, tree leaf projections of the eclipse and the “diamond ring effect”.

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People interested in astronomy and the total solar eclipse coming up this summer can learn more at an event this week at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

LBL Planetarium on How to Best View the Night Sky

Nov 7, 2013
Golden Pond Planetarium, Roundabout U / http://youtu.be/ZzcJhgKFaiw

An advantage of our beautiful rural region is the limited brightness factor, so the night sky is far more enjoyable around here than in urban areas. LBL's Golden Pond Planetarium Manager Ross Workman describes the pleasure of viewing with Kate Lochte. West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers gather at the Golden Pond Observatory in Land Between the Lakes for an educational program about choosing and using binoculars and telescopes this Saturday, after the 5:30 pm Planetarium Show.