General Meeting and Holiday Party
Grace Community Church, 1290 Minesite Road, Allentown
Saturday, December 10, 2 p.m.
(The snow date is Sunday December 11. Watch this space for updates!)
Get ready for some Holiday cheer and brain-teasing fun! Bring a dish or dessert to share in seasonal celebration with your Astronomical fellows. Also sharpen your pencils (and your brains) for the first-ever LVAAS trivia contest, featuring Dave Melman, host of Wednesday Trivia Night at Jack Callaghan's Ale House. And start thinking of a funny name for your team! (The best one is worth an extra point.)
Members and guests will form teams of up to 6 players and answer 5 rounds of 10 questions each. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place.
Scroll down for more information about the Trivia Contest.
Board of Governors meeting rescheduled!
we will have our December Board of Governors meeting on the same day as the General Meeting and Holiday Party (see above), also at Grace Community Church, at 1:30PM. This will be a very brief meeting this month for only the most essential business.
The 2017 Astroimaging Calendar is available! Copies will be available at the Holiday Party for $20.00 each.
Also, don't forget that it's time to renew your membership! You can renew at the Holiday Party, or at any time by downloading the renewal form here and sending it in with your dues.
Trivia Contest Info
The contest will be for teams of up to six people (more or less: exceptions can be granted at the discretion of the judges). It is OK to organize a team before the event, and it is also OK to form an ad-hoc team on the spur of the moment, with whomever you happen to be sitting nearby at the party. It's all fun!
The format of the contest will be up to 5 rounds (if time permits) of 10 questions each, with each correct answer worth 1 point. The last round will have special scoring, which will be explained at the time. The hosts will read the questions over the PA system, and then the teams will huddle and write their best answer on their answer sheet. (We will provide the answer sheets and pens.) During this time we will play some soft music to allow you to confer with your team without being overheard. At the end of each round, the sheets will be collected for scoring and then returned, and the correct answers will be reviewed.
At the end, an extra point will be awarded for the funniest team name, and there will be prizes for the first, second, and third-best scores! So come prepared to scratch your head a bit, have some fun, and maybe learn something new about Astronomy.