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Town: Golden Pond

Observing site:  Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

Address:   100 Van Morgan Drive

Zip Code:  42211

Contact person:  Ross Workman, Planetarium Director

Telephone number:  502-924-2243

URL:   http://www.lbl.org

Restrictions:  Need to contact Ross Workman between the hours of 8:30-4:00 Tues-Sat to make arrangements.

Directions:  Coming from the west on I-24, take Grand Rivers exit, turn right, go south until you enter LBL, continue about 22 miles to Golden Pond Visitors Center.

Coming from all other directions, on I-24, take Cadiz/Hwy68/80 exit, follow about 19 miles until you come into LBL and go to Golden Pond Visitors Center.

Current weather:   Click for Golden Pond, Kentucky Forecast

Sky conditions:   Very good, although mid-to-late summer is generally hazy in this area.

 
Typical naked-eye magnitude limit on a clear, moonless night:
     At the zenith: 6.5
     East: 4.5
     West: 5.0
     North: 5.0
     South: 5.5

Best horizon (direction and approximate altitude cut-off): South, 15 degrees

Worst horizon (direction and approximate altitude cut-off):  West, 30 degrees

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