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

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Click on the "Membership" tab under "Navigation" on the left side of the homepage to access the 2016 Renewal Form.

December Meeting & Annual Holiday Party for LVAAS Members and Guests
Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 2 p.m.

at Grace Community Church, 1290 Minesite Rd., Allentown, PA 18103

 Bring a covered dish to share. LVAAS will supply drinks, plates, and utensils.

Program: A showing of the film "Seeing in the Dark" by Tim Ferris


No film to date captures the essence of amateur astronomy, and how amateurs are blurring the difference between professional and amateur science. Seeing in the Dark is a 60-minute documentary written, produced and narrated by award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and best-selling author Timothy Ferris. the program introduces viewers to the rewards of first person, hands-on astronomy. The program features remarkable astrophotography and introduces men and women who have seen and captured phenomenal images within and beyond our solar system and galaxy.




LVAAS Calendars are Now Available

The long-awaited 2016 LVAAS Calendars, featuring outstanding photos by LVAAS imagers, are finally here. They are $20, and will be available in the Red Shift store at South Mountain during all LVAAS events. Start your holiday shopping NOW!



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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.


South Mountain Clear Sky Chart  image

Pulpit Rock Clear Sky Chart         image


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