The Lima Astronomical Society provides a forum for astronomy enthusiasts of all levels to collaborate and experience the wonders of the cosmos.

Serving the Lima, Ohio region since 1952.

Learn, Discover, get Involved

The Society provides learning and discovery opportunities for the community.

Programs and Lectures

Offered monthly and open to the public. Society members and distinguished guest speakers provide a variety of educational programming for all ages and experience levels. Topics covered range from beginner astronomy concepts through astrophotography and advanced physics.

Public Observing

Regular public nights throughout the year at Schoonover Observatory and other outreach locations. Join us in observing the wonders of the cosmos. See the planets, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and more.


The club hosts and participates in outreach events to make astronomy more accessible. We aim to spark an interest in astronomy for people of all ages by sharing our knowledge and resources, and collaborating with like-minded organizations to extend our reach.


Society members are passionate about astronomy, and volunteer their time and resources to provide public educational opportunities and programming. Help us continue to be able to fulfill these goals and inquire about membership today.

The Lima Astronomical Society is a member of the following organizations: