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General Meeting Notice

 LVAAS General Meeting at Pulpit Rock

Saturday, August 10 at 7 p.m.

Saturday looks perfect and we are GO for our meeting!


This is LVAAS' annual meeting at Pulpit Rock. It is an opportunity for members to visit the site, to receive training on the observatories and get keys to the facility. The gate will be manned from 5 until 6:45 for new members who do not have gate keys.

Plan to bring lawn chairs or something like that for your comfort during the meeting.

Pulpit Rock Astronomical Park

 
Program: Schlegel Observatory Update
 
 
 

 

Rich Hogg

  Director, LVAAS; Chief Engineer, Schlegel Observatory Project

The latest news on the progress in building LVAAS' Schlegel Observatory, including our 40" Cassegrain Telescope.


Rich Hogg is a career engineer and software developer and a "glutton for punishment" when it comes to taking on difficult projects. He has BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University.

 

 

 

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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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