LVAAS General Meeting and Annual Picnic

Saturday, July 13, 5 p.m. at South Mountain Headquarters

and via ZOOM 

(The picnic will be on Saturday. The rain date will not be used.)

LVAAS Imaging Equipment

featuring Mike Huber

In this presentation, we'll explore the exciting new equipment our astronomy club has acquired, including the ZWO Seestar S50, SkyWatcher Star Adventurer 2 Pro Pack, and a comprehensive astrophotography rig featuring an EQ6 mount, Stellarvue 102 telescope, ASI585MC Pro, and various accessories. We'll cover the key features, setup processes, and usage tips for each piece of equipment, ensuring our members are well-equipped to enhance their stargazing and astrophotography experiences. Towards the end we will cover the rental fleet and how members can rent the different instruments LVAAS has available.


Michael Huber was first introduced to astronomy by his father, a professor of astrophysics, who patiently answered his many questions about the cosmos. Memorable events like viewing comet Hale-Bopp, meteor showers, and observing deep sky objects and planets through his father's telescopes furthered his love for the night sky. Upon joining LVAAS, Michael quickly got involved in astrophotography and has taken many photos, some of which have been published. In addition to his personal pursuits, Michael also shares his knowledge and enthusiasm through talks at local libraries and presentations at LVAAS.

Prospective new members who wish to attend the meeting should email

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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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