Astronomy Club of Akron

Astronomy Club of Akron
Portage Lakes State Park
5031 Manchester Road
(330) 882-3713

Photo: Astronomy Club of Akron

Main telescope at the club's observatory.

The club completed the Akron area’s first public observatory in 1988. The ACA Observatory houses a state-of-the-art Meade 14-in. LX200 GPS, computerized Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. Its large aperture combined with a dazzling array of features, such as a 145,000-object database, Zero Image-Shift Microfocuser, GPS Alignment, and High-Precision Pointing, allow for detailed views of galaxies, nebulae, the planets and the Moon. The observatory has regularly scheduled public observing nights and is available for group tours by special arrangement. Photo from Club Web site.

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