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Wednesday, October 18 2017 @ 09:52 PM EDT

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LVAAS at Pulpit Rock Friday (Read Between the Lines)

Maybe it doesn't matter what we call it.
Even if we pretend it's something that it's not...
Getting together, out under the stars,
And enjoying a fine night as a group;
Maybe that's really the whole point of it?
Everyone can be welcomed; regulars, new members,
Even guests who share our interests,
Taking advantage of great skies at a unique location.

LVAAS will be at Pulpit Rock Friday night. At this point, Saturday looks very iffy at best, and I am not sure what level of staffing we will have, so please don't count on any amenities such as free drinks or coffee or a cooking tent (but watch the website for updates)!

New members who do not yet have a key, or friends from astronomical societies in the area who would like to visit, can arrange to be met at the gate. Please email me to make arrangements, or check the website for specific hours for the gate to be manned.

60th Anniversary Banquet -- November 3, 2017 -- click here for info!!!

Get your tickets now!

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THE LEHIGH VALLEY AMATEUR ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY -- 620B East Rock Road -- Allentown, PA 18103 -- 610-797-3476 -- www.lvaas.org

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Founded in 1957, the Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomical Society (LVAAS) is one of the oldest continuously-operating amateur astronomy organizations in the U.S. The mission of LVAAS is to promote the study of Astronomy and to maintain a meeting space, observatories, and a planetarium.

LVAAS operates two astronomy sites: The South Mountain site in Salisbury Township is the headquarters of the Society. It has a planetarium with a Spitz A3P projector, a 21 foot dome, meeting space, the Red Shift store, library, workshop space, and three observatories. The Pulpit Rock site near Hamburg is LVAAS's members-only dark sky site. At 1600 feet above sea level, the site features five observatories and a pad for member's scopes.

Members who receive training on the scopes may obtain keys to the observatories. LVAAS also maintains a rental "fleet" of telescopes that members may rent at low cost. Members also receive access to The Observer, our online newsletter, as well as reduced subscription prices to Sky and Telescope and Astronomy Magazine. If you want to learn more about astronomy and LVAAS, please join us at our next public star party.

 

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