Kentucky SkyTalk

Kentucky SkyTalk: Thursday December 13, 2018 - 7 PM Chem-Phys Room 155

Dr. Gary Ferland - The Star of Bethlehem

If clear, dress warmly and join us to watch a total eclipse of the Moon. This is the last total lunar eclipse completely visible from Lexington until May, 2022. Check back here on January 20, 2019 to see if it will be clear enough to observe this eclipse. A preview of what to expect and when it will happen can be found here:

  • (PDF maps on this page were created using Guide 9)

The MacAdam Student Observatory staff are pleased to welcome the public to our facility. We present a program of public outreach on the second Thursday of every month.  A 40-minute presentation on astronomy will be held  in  the Chemistry-Physics Building, before moving across the street to the observatory, weather permitting. Note that the temperature at the telescope is the same as it is outside. The Observatory is located on Parking Structure #2 on the University of Kentucky campus on this map.)

Parking Note: Guests for the monthly SkyTalk that bring vehicles should plan on leaving them in Parking Structure #2, next to the observatory. Visitors that park elsewhere are subject to citation. Some streets near the observatory will be closed due to construction intermittently over the next few years. These include Rose Street and Alumni Drive. The recommended path to Parking Structure #2 is outlined in red, here: Directions with street closures.pdf.


Enter your linkblue username.
Enter your linkblue password.
Secure Login

This login is SSL protected