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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We did get the Eclipse on the TV in the meeting room last night. Thanks for all the work on that Michael. We still have some things to figure out with the camera and software, but making progress. We also had a visitor with limited mobility take advantage of not having to climb the stairs to the dome to view something. I hope others saw the eclipse from home. David Humphreys ...

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For those coming to the observatory tonight for the Lunar Eclipse, there is still snow in the driveway and in the parking lot. If you think you would get stuck then park on the west side of Jefferson St and walk back to the observatory. ...

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Schoonover Observatory will be open tonight January 20th, 2019 at 9:00pm for the Total Lunar Eclipse.

Please dress warmly as the Telescope Dome is not heated. We will try and get the Astro Video Camera working so you can watch the Eclipse from the warmth of the meeting room.

The next Total Lunar Eclipse viewable from Lima will be two years from now so tonight is your time to see it. Again, dress warmly as expected lows tonight is -9 below zero with wind hills of -25 below zero.
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The observatory may be open Sunday night January 20 for the Total Lunar Eclipse. If there is a snow emergency in the county then we will not be there. We hope to be able to show the eclipse on the TV in the meeting room using the CCD camera on the telescope. Be extremly careful if the weather is dangerous. ...

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