Lima Astronomical Society

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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.

What a great achievement that we were picked by as the most beautiful place in all of Allen County and one of the beautiful places in Ohio. Wow.

To all of our Facebook friends, we have great news. Our web site is back up and running. The site is presently mirroring our Facebook page at the moment but soon will have new features. We invite you to go take a look.

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This Friday April 6th, 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 Astronomy 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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Jefferson Award Winner 2018 - Earl Lhamon.

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