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Mar 18 - Orion
Mar 25 - Messier
Apr 1 - Moon
Apr 22 - Galaxies
May 20 - Seminar
May 27 - Jupiter
Jun 17 - M13
Jun 24 - Asteroids
Jul 15 - Mt Wilson
Jul 22 - Saturn
Aug 19 - Open Cl
Aug 21 - Eclipse!
Aug 26 - Star Maps
Sep 16 - Planetary Neb
Sep 23 - Classical Music
Oct 14 - Andromeda
Oct 21 - Double Stars

The Club completed the Akron area's first public observatory in 1988 in the Portage Lakes State Park:

      Portage Lakes State Park
      5031 Manchester Rd
      Akron, OH  44319-3999
 
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Enter the park from Manchester Road and follow signs to the Observatory located directly across from the ranger station.
Our observatory houses a new 16" Meade LX200ACF computerized Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. Its large aperture allows for detailed views of globular clusters, galaxies, nebulae, the planets and amazing views of the Moon. The observatory has regularly scheduled public observing nights and is available for group tours by special arrangement.

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News and photos of the ACA's new 16" telescope are available here

Smoking is not permitted in or near the observatory nor on the observing field where members have set up their own equipment.
If you must smoke, walk to the down-wind side of the observing site. Be considerate of your fellow observers.


Please see our Yearly Calendar for all scheduled observing events and meetings.

Get an email notice of impromptu events!

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Geographic location of our observatory:

  Longitude: W 81 33' 39" = 81.560826
  Latitude: N 40 58' 11" = 40.969802
  Altitude: 1029' = 314m
    Aerial photo 1
    Aerial photo 2

To contact club officers with questions or comments, please visit our Contacts page
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This page of the ACA Website was last modified on 03/14/17

 

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