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October 16 – 2:00pm
Club meeting at the Portage Lakes Kiwanis Civic Center

October 22 – 7:00pm
View the largest planet in our solar system – Jupiter. See Jupiter’s amazing cloud structure and Galilean Moons first discovered by Galileo in 1610.

October 29 – 7:00pm
Come out to view the Crescent Moon, and then observe Andromeda Galaxy, Herschel’s Double Cluster, Blue Flash Nebula, Blue Snowball Nebula, and ET Cluster. We’ll also being viewing the planets Jupiter and Saturn.


Covid 19 Rules apply: Social distancing required, masks are optional

Full 2022 Observatory Schedule

ACA Observatory


About The Club

Welcome to the Astronomy Club of Akron (ACA) webpage. The ACA has been a distinguished northeast Ohio organization since 1949. The purpose of the ACA is to further an interest in and promote the study of the subject of Astronomy and related sciences. The ACA will promote public interest in these sciences through the use of lectures, forums, discussion groups, publications, programs, research, instruction, and other relevant educational, scientific and literary activities.

The ACA will educate the general public through monthly programs and star parties. These programs, lectures and events cover such astronomical phenomena as the planets, solar/lunar observing, seasonal constellations, comets, meteor showers, and deep sky objects. The club also offers an annual telescope seminar on the selection, use and care of binoculars, refractors, reflectors, mounts and photographic equipment.

The ACA activities provide opportunities for its general membership to get together and participate in a variety of general astronomy related issues. There are a number of services for members. We have our own observing site and club telescope located in Portage Lakes State Park. We own a number of telescopes available for use. Many club members donate their time and services to local schools, church groups, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, the YMCA, as well as to the general public. The Astronomy Club of Akron has a program to assist members of your scout group with obtaining their Astronomy Merit Badges. For more information please send an e-mail to our outreach program located on our contacts page.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in astronomy. No equipment is necessary and no knowledge is needed. There is no age limit!  Club members meet on the 2nd Sunday of every month (except June, July, August, and December) at 2:00 PM at the Portage Lakes Kiwanis Civic Center.  Please check our meeting schedule .

The ACA publishes a monthly newsletter, The Night Sky, which contains information on upcoming meetings, observing sessions, and articles by and for members.

The ACA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization .



To contact club officers with questions or comments, please visit our Contacts page
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