Lagniappe Classes

2019 Lagniappe Dates

7:00 to 9:00 pm
Room 102
Goodwood Library

October 3, 2019

  Milky Way 

August 28th

Location: Rodney, Mississippi (There is a caretaker who lives on the property so we need to be quiet and respectful of the area. Please leave the area cleaner than you found it.)

Sunset at 7:34 PM
Moonrise at 4:21 AM
Milky way Galactic Core visible from 8:59 PM to 1:04 AM

There are hotels nearby in Port Gibson and Natchez if you want to spend in the night, instead of driving home in the early morning hours.

Departure: If you want to go with the group, meet at 3:15 pm at the McDonalds on Drusilla. Please RSVP so we know who is going and if you want to carpool (We can also plan a meeting spot in St Francisville or Woodville for those who want to meet us along the way. – just let us know – email Cathy Smart –

We want to arrive before sunset because the road in can be bumpy and muddy. Chris Garcia has photographed there before. There are no nearby bathrooms, but she will bring an emergency bucket with toilet seat, garbage bags, cat litter, and privacy tent. Nearest gas station is the Shell in Fayette (31 minutes away/ not sure how late it stays open).

Members should bring dinner/ breakfast, drinks, mosquito repellent, bug netting for a hat, rubber boots/snake boots/ mud boots, macro and wide angle lenses, flashlights, and extra batteries. There will be mosquitoes! There are two churches, 2-3 old businesses/homes, and a cemetery. One of the churches is usually open and safe to enter, but unsure if they lock up at night.  Please register if you plan to attend.


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