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

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General Meeting, open to the public
Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Room 130, Trumbower Hall, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown, PA 18104

Speakers from the United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey


This month’s program features speakers from the United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey, Inc. (UACNJ). UACNJ was formed in 1988 as a loosely associated networking group for New Jersey area amateur astronomy clubs. UACNJ itself is not a club, but a consortium of a dozen and a half clubs, including LVAAS, united to support, coordinate, and communicate ideas among over 2700 individuals who make astronomy their hobby. UACNJ helps promote and support amateur astronomy in the New Jersey area by representing its member clubs with its astronomical displays at major area events.

The UACNJ Observatory is located 1100 feet above sea level in Jenny Jump State Forest, near Hope, New Jersey, in Warren County. The site is one of the few dark sky locations left in the state.
UACNJ hosts over 2900 visitors annually during their Saturday night public events. UACNJ maintains a Speakers' Bureau for member clubs, awards Messier, Asteroid and Spectroscopic Certificates to qualifying observers, and maintains this web site which provides information on member clubs and links directly to all their web sites.
For more information, go to the UACNJ website at:



A few LVAAS Calendars are Still Available

Get them while they last: The long-awaited 2016 LVAAS Calendars, featuring outstanding photos by LVAAS imagers are $12, and will be available in the Red Shift store at South Mountain during all LVAAS events. Get yours before they disappear!



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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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