Lima Astronomical Society

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The Lima Astronomical Society has been serving the greater Lima area for over 50 years. We provide a forum for people interested in astronomy to network with other like minded people. We welcome new members and visitors to our meetings and observing events. Please explore our web site to learn more about us.

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Schoonover Observatory will be open Tonight June 14 for the public by 9:00 pm. We hope to do some observing but the weather forecasts that I see now are calling for partly to mostly cloudy sky. ...

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6 days ago

Why was there nothing done with Jupiter rising in the East and closer than ever. ...

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This coming Friday June 7th 2019 is the start of our Summer Viewing Program. Schoonover Observatory will be open every Friday evening at dark for Stargazing.

It is also the monthly meeting of the Lima Astronomical Society at 8:00pm. A short business meeting will take place followed by an Astronomy program by member Mike Thaman on "The Nebular Hypothesis" of a solar system formation.

View with the telescopes will follow the program weather permitting.
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Ok Astronomy members and friends, here is a picture of the new portable telescope and a short 6 second video of the Sun with a new Sunspot. The WiFi controller is nice but after using it I think it would be better for most members to use the optional hand controller. Any of the SynScan controllers will work. The Sky Watchers are more expensive and hard to find. The Orion version will work just fine and is cheaper. ...

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1 month ago

Lima Astronomical Society

Attention all LAS members and anyone that were planning to go to the Stargazing Event at the Neil Armstrong Airport tonight at 9:00pm. The Stargaze has been cancelled due to the weather expected to remain cloudy until very late tonight.

The next Stargazing Event will be Monday June 3rd, 9:30pm at the Waynesfield Goshen School.
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