The Lima Astronomical Society’s summer viewing program is currently underway! Every Friday night at dusk (near 9:00pm), Schoonover Observatory will be open to the public. Join us for discussions about astronomy and space, learn about the constellations, and take a look through our primary telescope on the second floor of the observatory.

We welcome people of all ages a chance to see a close-up view of the beauty of the night sky. Weather permitting, we regularly view the planets, nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies.

Need help with your telescope? Bring it with you and let us give you a hand!

We recommend dressing appropriately for the weather at the time of your visit, as the dome is not climate-controlled; which could inadvertently affect the optics of the telescope.

Please note, our primary telescope is on the second floor of the observatory, and climbing a short flight of stairs will be necessary to enter the dome.

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