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February Meeting - at Muhlenberg College

Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Lecture Room, Trumbower Hall
Muhlenberg College
http://www.muhlenberg.edu/main/aboutus/tour/map.html

A Talk by Filmmaker David Gaynes

"Hubble as a Metaphor (for something?) A Filmmaker's Long and Existentially Complicated Journey to Find meaning in the Proposed Cancellation and Subsequent Redemption of the Hubble Space Telescope, 2004-2009. 

There will be DVDs and T-shirts to purchase and have autographed. There will also be a raffle for a DVD and a T-shirt

Please go to the "Saving Hubble" website to watch the film prior to the meeting. It is free to watch. www.savinghubble.com

 

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Membership Renewal Letter Clarification

It has come to our attention that there appears to be some confusion as to the intent of the LVAAS Membership Renewal letter that you have recently received from the Membership Director. Please be advised that the letter has been sent to all members to ensure that no member is inadvertently excluded. The letter’s intent is to:
 
  • Thank members who have already renewed for 2015 for their continued involvement in LVAAS. No further action on their part is required
  • Request that 2014 members that have not renewed to complete the provided renewal form and mail it, along with their payment, to the Membership Directors at the address provided on the form.
  • Request that all current Life Members complete the provided application form and mail it (no payment required) to the Membership Directors at the address provided on the form. Note that the information that the Life Members provide on the form will be used to update the LVAAS Membership database with correct and accurate Life Member information
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THE LEHIGH VALLEY AMATEUR ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY

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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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