Nine Mile Range Dark Skies Observatory
The Nine Mile Range Dark Skies Observatory is an open air location available to the members of the Astronomy Club of Augusta and their guests for regularly scheduled "Star Parties", and serves the entire CSRA community.
Nine Mile Range is fortunate to be located in an area of dark skies for this area, yet within reach of many to enjoy. Its open fields provide naked-eye, binocular, and telescopic viewing in all directions. We have had some of the finest portable telescopes here, including refractors, reflectors, dobsonians, the 20 inch diameter Obsession, for many eyes to share.
Our ACA members can help you find stars, constellations, galaxies, nebula, clusters, planets, satellites and other wonders of the heavens, and help you understand their movements. If you would like to get a good view of the heavens above, please contact us and enjoy the Astronomy Club of Augusta website.
Shown here is a satellite composite view of North America at Night, "normal" compared to the 2003 northeastern blackout. As you can see, our land mass is bright with light. Although a beautiful photo, this makes it difficult to see from earth out to the heavens. Cities produce the greatest light pollution. You can see the Earth at Night here. Learn to reduce/eliminate causes of light pollution here.
Nine Mile Range
Windsor, SC 29856,
listed at SCIway
Nine Mile Range is a farm, located in South Carolina near Aiken, SC and Augusta, Georgia. We sell beef cattle, meat goats, Bantam chickens, ducks and rabbits.
We also provide visitor services to the nearby Savannah River Site and the Master's Golf Tournament. We offer easy country living in a relaxed atmosphere, with clear, dark skies for star-gazing and relaxation. Visitors may enjoy our private 32' outdoor inground pool, fresh fruits and vegetables, a veritable petting zoo of farmyard animals, and homemade Southern and Texas style meals. We are conveniently located: two hours to the SC coast, three hours to Atlanta, one hour to Columbia, less than an hour to the Augusta RiverWalk, airport, and hospitals, and within a day's drive to many interesting places in the Southeast.
Come by for a visit and an entertaining departure from the typical.