LVAAS - THE LEHIGH VALLEY AMATEUR ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY: Promoting, Facilitating and Teaching Astronomy Since 1957

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Wednesday, June 29 2016 @ 03:09 AM EDT



General Meeting and Members' Picnic
Saturday, July 9, 2016, 5 p.m.
LVAAS South Mountain Headquarters

A Talk by Jason Kendall
 Life in the Universe!

One of the most wonderful things we can do in life is lie down and stare at a starry sky. When we do that, we always wonder if anyone is staring back. Right now, we don't know of anyone else, but we have tantalizing evidence on nearby worlds. We'll look at the search for life going on in our own solar system, as well as the astounding findings of the search for another Earth.

Jason Kendall is currently adjunct faculty at William Paterson University teaching astronomy. He holds the Master of Science in Astronomy from New Mexico State University and is also a board member of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York Since 2008, he has led the Inwood Astronomy Project which brought over 200 events of stargazing and public astronomy outreach to upper Manhattan, including the historic Inwood Star Fest, where Inwood Hill Park lights were turned off as part of the 100 Hours of Astronomy event in IYA2009 This was the first time in New York City history when park lights were turned off for an astronomy event. He has led numerous "starwatching parties" and astronomy events in New York City, New Mexico, Minnesota, New Jersey, Connecticut and Texas, and was part of the NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador from 2009 to 2012.



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


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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