WELCOME to the LVAAS Web SiteLVAAS Members: The annual July Picnic has been moved up to Saturday, June 8th and the annual August Meeting at Pulpit Rock has been moved up to July 13th. The August General Meeting will instead be at South Mountain on Sunday, August 11 at 7:00 pm. Please see the Meetings, General Meetings webpage for more details. LVAAS Members: The lock at the Pulpit Rock access gate has been changed. Requests for a new key need to be made through the key coordinator, see the Contact Us webpage.Welcome to the Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomical Society web site. LVAAS is a non-profit organization comprised of individuals with a wide range of interest in astronomy. LVAAS is located in eastern Pennsylvania, near Allentown. The society was chartered in 1957 and is one of the oldest continuously operating astronomical societies in the country.
LVAAS operates two meeting/observing sites. The main headquarters are located on South Mountain, near where Rt. 78 and Rt. 309 meet. The society also has a dark sky observing location near Hamburg, about 25 miles west of Allentown. Both locations house a number of society scopes. Please click the menu choices on the left, under the Facilities label to learn more about the society's facilities..
If you are interested in learning about astronomy, or are already a seasoned observer, you are welcome to join LVAAS. Perhaps the most important thing for beginners to know is that they are welcome to join. Our members have a wide range of skills and knowledge, and there his no better way to learn astronomy than to join the society and interact with many individuals with similar interests.
Even if you are not interested in joining LVAAS, please feel free to attend our monthly Star Parties. These events are a great way to learn more about astronomy, look through the clubs telescopes and find out about current astronomical events. LVAAS star parties are appropriate for adults and children of all ages. It's a great way for the family to enjoy a night out. For detailed information on LVAAS Star Parties, click here: Star Parties . Hope to see you there!