Club meetings occur on the first Friday of each month beginning at 8:00pm at Schoonover Observatory. Stop by to see what we’re up to, do some observing if the skies are clear, or take in an astronomy presentation by a member or guest speaker. We hold a monthly business meeting just prior that begins at 7:00pm. Club members are welcome to attend the business meeting to see what is currently being discussed, see what events are being planned, and to hear about any projects that are in the works.
2023 Summer Viewing Program
The Lima Astronomical Society’s summer viewing began in June and occurs every Friday night beginning at 8:00pm. Join us for discussions about astronomy and space, catch a presentation, learn about the constellations, and observe through the primary telescope in the observatory dome. Always wanted to learn how to use a telescope? Here’s your chance! Have your own telescope that you can’t quite figure out or are having trouble with? Bring it with you for some in-person training or troubleshooting!
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.
We recommend dressing appropriately for the weather at the time of your visit, as the dome is not climate-controlled.
Please note, our primary telescope is on the second floor of the observatory, and climbing a flight of stairs will be necessary to enter the dome.