LVAAS Public Star Party

Saturday, October 1

6:00 p.m. - Planetarium Show for families with children aged 14 and under

7:00 p.m. - Presentation on:
"The Moon! Past, Present, and Future Missions"

8:00 p.m. - regular Planetarium Show

Weather permitting, the observatories will be open for the public to use and don't forget to check out the equipment our
members may be setting up and talking about!

The RedShift store will be open with drinks, snacks, and merch available for purchase.

Activity stations will be set up as well for kids and families!

https://moon.nasa.gov/observe-the-moon-night/

620 B East Rock Road, Allentown

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LVAAS General Meeting

Sunday October 9, 7 p.m. at South Mountain

and on Zoom

 

Astronomy with Kids

 

 

Mike Huber

LVAAS Secretary

Stay tuned. Details to follow shortly!

 

 

Prospective new members who wish to attend the meeting should email membership@lvaas.org.

 


 

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—    LVAAS    —

THE LEHIGH VALLEY AMATEUR ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY -- 620B East Rock Road -- Allentown, PA 18103 -- 610-797-3476 -- www.lvaas.org

WELCOME!

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.

 

South Mountain Clear Sky Chart  image

Pulpit Rock Clear Sky Chart         image