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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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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3 weeks 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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This Friday May 3rd at 8:00pm is the monthly meeting of the Lima Astronomical Society at Schoonover Observatory. A short business meeting will be followed by a program on "Celestial Coordinates" by Retired Professor of Mathmatics Earl Lhamon of Ohio Northern University.

The talk will be activity orientated. Sky Maps with Right Ascension & Declination will be distributed and a large celestial sphere made available – bring a pencil. Hopefully pointing the telescope will be made understandable to all. We will determine dates
and transit times for celestial objects.

Observing with telescopes will follow the program weather permitting.
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The South Science and Technology Magnet School invited us to their STEAM Program this afternoon. Thank you Doreen Martin for the invite. Many students and adults were very interested in Schoonover Observatory and the Lima Astronomical Society. ...

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For all of those that have been wondering about the first actual picture of a black hole, here is a nice explanation of what you are seeing. What is nice about this is you don't need to be an Astrophysicist or an Astronmer to understand. Michael RitchieWe have just seen the first image of a black hole, the supermassive black hole in the galaxy M87 with a mass 6.5 billion times that of our sun. But what is t... ...

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