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Clarence T. Jones Observatory

4315 Brainerd Rd (behind Brainerd United Methodist Church) · Chattanooga, TN

How to find us

Park in the upper parking lot behind Brainerd UMC, and walk up the drive through the cemetery to the Observatory.

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Come join the BAS for our January Program and Meeting!

Gathering and Conversation starts at 6:30 pm

Meeting starts at 7:00 pm

Program begins at 7:30 pm

January Program: Blurry Blobs, Dim Dots, and Faint Fuzzies
BAS Member Richard Clements

If you don't know your M31 from your NGC 224, you're in good company! This evening we will take a look at what these objects are, who discovered them, why they are called what they are, and why they don't look like the pictures on the telescope box or on Facebook. If you are new to astronomy and have just started looking through binoculars or a telescope, this will be a good intro to what you can expect. This will make a great preview for the New Telescope Workshop on January 19.

Make sure you park in the upper parking lot behind Brainerd (United Methodist) Church at 4315 Brainerd Rd, Chattanooga. Walk up the small access road to the cemetery and the back door to the Observatory. Much better than negotiating the dark trail through the woods from Tuxedo Ave!

BAS Programs and Meetings are free and open to anyone who has an interest in the sky! All are welcome!