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Geauga Skywatchers

Geauga Skywatchers is gathering of astronomy enthusiasts founded by a collaboration of organizations interested in promoting scientific thinking to the young and young-at-heart through the study and practice of astronomy.

The Foundation for Geauga Parks is pleased to be the fundraising arm for the Geauga Skywatchers Club, established in 2019 through a collaboration of organizations, to provide tools and training to aid members in the practice of astronomy.

Thanks to generous supporters to the Foundation, telescopes are now available for check-out from all Geauga County public libraries.
To borrow from Geauga County Public Libraries, click here
To borrow from Burton Public Library, click here

The club hosts monthly meetings at libraries and Geauga parks. Many local experts and their sophisticated equipment are on board to help teach the wonders of the universe while honing skills in mathematics, engineering, optics, observing, reason and critical thinking.

2024 Skywatchers Meetings

DATE                             LOCATION

January 8              GCPL - Geauga West Branch
6:30 PM-7:30 PM - Solar Eclipse
13455 Chillicothe Rd, Chesterland, OH 44026

February 5             Burton Public Library
6:30 PM-7:30 PM - International Women's Air and Space
14588 W Park St., Burton, OH 44021

March 4                  GCPL - Thompson Branch
6:30 PM-7:30 PM - Total Solar Eclipse of a Lifetime
16645 Madison Rd, Thompson, OH 44086

April 1                     GCPL - Chardon Branch
6:30 PM-7:30 PM - Solar Eclipse (* glasses distributed to registered participants)
110 E Park St., Chardon, OH 44024

May 6                     GCPL - Geauga West Branch
6:30 PM-7:30 PM 
13455 Chillicothe Rd, Chesterland, OH 

June 3                    GCPL - Geauga West Branch
6:30 PM-7:30 PM 
16167 E High St, Middlefield, OH 44062

July 1                    Offsite Location TBD
6:30 PM-7:30 PM 

August 5              GCPL - Bainbridge Branch
6:30 PM-7:30 PM 
17222 Snyder Rd, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

Check back for remaining 2024 dates!

For additional details about club meetings or borrowing a telescope, check partner websites. 

Collaborators are Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society, Geauga County Library System, Burton Public Library and Geauga Park District.