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Member Stargazing Schedule

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The Baton Rouge Astronomical Society will hold monthly stargazing sessions for club members at our dark observing site located near Maringouin, LA.

If you are a BRAS member, and would like to be placed on the Stargaze e-mail list, please write to Observing Chairman John Nagle.

Observing Dates

Primary Date: May 8th

Secondary Date: May 15th

These Stargazing Sessions are for Members of BRAS Only

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You can also get up to the minute stargaze information by calling the Stargaze Line at (641) 715-3900 Extension: 26184. Please arrive around sunset to allow time for setup. If you must arrive after dark, please be considerate of others trying to observe and please minimize lighting on the site.

Directions to BRAS Dark Sky Site

From Baton Rouge take I-10 west to exit 135 Ramah/Maringouin. At Highway 3000 take a right and go about 100 feet and take a left. Go about 200 feet and take a right. This will take you to the levee road where you take a right. Travel north on the levee road for about 1/3 of a mile and just past a left hand curve you will see a gravel road leading up the levee. Go up and over the levee there and park on the other side of the levee.

Lighting Rules in Affect After Dark

1) Must use red lighting only, no white lights.

2) Use parking lights only when entering the site after dark to help others keep their eyes dark adapted or to not ruin photographs being taken by other members.

Other Rules When Using The Observing Site

Please pick up after yourself and leave the site as you found it. Remember, we are guest at this site and are given the privilege to use it.

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