Dark-Sky Observing Field
The Auburn Astronomical Society has access to a dark-sky observing field for members and guests. The field is conveniently located on the NORTH-EAST corner at the Intersection of Macon County Road 24 and Macon County Road 22 in Lee County, Alabama. Located within easy driving distance for most of our members, our dark-sky observing field is only about a 17 miles south of downtown Auburn and is easy Interstate driving most of the way for the Montgomery area and west Georgia observers. The skies are quite dark -- especially to the south. The site has good horizons and minimal ambient lights. Special thanks to the property owner, and the Auburn Planesman R/C Club, for allowing us to share this unspoiled night sky. Access to the lock combination is a members only privilege and may be requested from AAS Observing Coordinator, Allen Screws,.
Entrance is via Macon County Road 24 immediately north (about 700 yards) of Macon County Road 22 using the gate on the East Side. The Gate is padlocked and members are required to close and lock the gate when they leave.
Location for gate: 32°25'38.15"N 85°31'7.39"W
Directions from Auburn, Alabama (Interstate 85, Exit 51):