Lima Astronomical Society

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Close conjunction of the Planet Venus and the soon to be known as Planet Moon or (Luna). Taken through thick clouds with my Samsung S9+ cell phone.

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David Humphreys will have Schoonover Observatory open tonight, Tuesday May 8, after 9:00 p.m. Anyone can come and look through the 14 inch telescope at astronomical objects. We ask for a dollar donation for non-members. David Humphreys

David Humphreys will have Schoonover Observatory open tonight Monday May 7 for observing from 9:30 p.m. till midnight.

This Friday May 4th, 2018 at 8:00pm is the monthly meeting of the Lima Astronomical Society at Schoonover Observatory. A short business meeting will take place followed by a program on "Black Holes" by member Randy Wapperom.

Viewing with the newly updated Celestron 14 inch telescope and fully computerized mount will follow the program which is always weather permitting. Don't forget the club has a new astro-video camera and media system. The City of Lima provided a fresh coat of paint to the meeting room and a new floor. New pictures and framed posters were hung and a new feature of a Members Astro Gallery where members present their own astronomical pictures.

Come join us this Friday. There are learning experiences even if it's cloudy.

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Schoonover Observatory will be open this afternoon, Friday April 20, from Noon till 6:00 p.m. and From 8:00 p.m. till midnight in celebration of Astronomy Day. Daytime observing includes: the Sun with a solar filter in place, the moon when it is in the sky, Venus as it is bright enough to see without optical aid in a very clear sky, Mercury, Jupiter, and some bright stars down to magnitude about 3 or 4. The observing at Kendrick Woods for Saturday evening is cancelled as the forecast is for mostly cloudy skies. David Humphreys President.

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