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

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Saturday, February 28 2015 @ 08:50 AM EST


LVAAS Updates:

NOTE: Star Party Scheduled for Feb. 28 is Canceled

March General Meeting
Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 7p.m.
Grady Planetarium, South Mountain Headquarters

Light Pollution and What You Can Do About It

featuring Barry Johnson and Sandy Goodstein, PA Outdoor Lighting Council

Barry Johnson is a founding member of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Lighting Council, a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, a member of the International Dark Sky Association, a Life Member of the LVAAS, and a frequent lecturer on light pollution issues.


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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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