Cuyahoga Astronomical Association

Cuyahoga Astronomical Association Observatory
PO Box 868
North Olmsted, OH 44070-0868

Google Map to CAA Observatory
5800-5994 Richman Road – Just North of Spencer Lake Road
Spencer, OH 44275

Cuyahoga Astronomical Association’s observatory. Photo by James Guilford.

The observatory is located at Medina County’s Letha House Park, located at Letha House Park, due east of Spencer, Ohio. The observatory was dedicated on July 21, 2001 following years of consideration and effort. While the building looks like a farm outbuilding, the entire roof rolls off for a nearly unobstructed view of the sky. It houses three club-owned telescopes: An eight-inch, f/6.5 Meade SCT on a Losmandy G-11 equatorial mount; a 12-inch, f/10 Meade LXD 200 SCT on a go-to equatorial elevator mount; and a 10-inch LX-200 Meade Classic. . The observatory is operated in cooperation with the Medina County Park System (which owns the property). On Public Nights, the club reserves the entire area for its use allowing club members to set up their personal telescopes and offer views to visitors, and access to a park building for presentations, modern restrooms, and warming up on chilly nights. See the club’s website for their Open Night schedule.

CAA Observatory open to the night sky and a public observing night. Photo by Alan Studt.

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