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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

All events are free and open to the public.  Supervised children are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Address of The ACA Observatory:

        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.

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2017 Observatory Schedule  (click image to download a 2-page printable PDF)
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Click here for a text version of our 2017 Observatory Schedule
 

» Our star parties are free and open to the public. Please join us for stargazing and educational activities.
Star parties will begin promptly.
» Areas in and around the observatory are dimly lit, please use caution. A restroom is available.
» Events may be cancelled if skies are cloudy.
If the skies are questionable, please call for the latest information: 330-837-5848.
» Lawn chairs or blankets can add to observing comfort.
» Bring a pair of binoculars or your telescope if you have one.
» This is an outdoor activity in an unheated environment. Nighttime temperatures drop rapidly, even in the summer.
A general rule of thumb is to dress for 15° colder than predicted nighttime low temperature.
» Please be considerate of those who bring their own telescopes.
» Children should be supervised at all times. Pets should be left at home.
» Please, no smoking anywhere on the observatory grounds.
Smoke and optics don’t mix and your fellow observers will appreciate your consideration.

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» Come As You Are, Learn As You Go!




 


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