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

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Megameet May 26, 27, 28, 29

Megameet 2017 is planned for this weekend, Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Monday, May 26-29! That's right, potentially up to 3 nights of prime dark-sky observing and imaging at Pulpit Rock (depending, of course, on the weather).

The "rain date" is June 16-18. Members of the Board will monitor the weather forecasts and announce the decision by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, here and (if we are postponing) by an additional email. In the event that we postpone, another rain date will be announced.

Someone will be tending the gate at Pulpit Rock from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, for new members who have not yet received Pulpit Rock gate keys. Directions to the gate can be found here.

LVAAS will provide a pop-up tent with a gas grill, canned soda, and coffee. You must bring your own food, but you can use the grill for cooking.

Megameet is a great opportunity to become introduced to Pulpit Rock and to be trained on the Society's observatories at the site, as well as to just enjoy the park and the fabulous lookout, and some time with your fellow astronomers. Whether you come for just one day, or camp out for the whole weekend, don't miss this great LVAAS event!

General Meeting: Open to the Public
Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Grady Planetarium, LVAAS Headquarters,
620B East Rock Rd., Allentown PA 18103

Astrophotography Doesn't Need to be Expensive

featuring Jake Ginsburg, DVAA

Jake Ginsburg is an attorney and amateur astrophotographer who resides in Lower Gwynedd.
Jake currently serves as the Chair of Publicity of the Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers. 

The 2017 Astroimaging Calendar is still available! Copies will be available at the meeting, on sale for $5.00 each.

Also, don't forget that it's time to renew your membership! You can renew at the General Meeting, or at any time by downloading the renewal form here and sending it in with your dues.





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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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