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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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All ACA Meetings through May have been  CANCELLED.
All ACA Observatory Events have been

As you are certainly aware, the novel coronavirus COVID-19 has reached Ohio with over 5,500 confirmed cases. The health and safety of ACA members and the community remains our primary concern. Governor DeWine held press conferences specifically asking all institutions to implement actions to minimize the impact of COVID-19 spreading. While we recognize that these actions may cause a temporary disruption, please know that we are making decisions to minimize the advancement of the disease. To that end, the ACA Board has decided to cancel the ACA meetings scheduled in April and May. In addition, our Observatory Director has cancelled all events at our Observatory until further notice

Please keep your eye on this website and, if you're a member,
your email account for important club communication in the future.

Enter the park from Manchester Road and follow signs to the Observatory located directly across from the ranger station.

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2020 Observatory Schedule  (click image to download a 2-page printable PDF)

Click here for a text version of our 2020 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.

» Come As You Are, Learn As You Go!


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