On-line auction of astronomy gear!

Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers (DVAA) is holding an on-line auction until Nov. 27th at 9pm. Check it out here! Looks like some nice eyepieces and other goodies.


 LVAAS General Meeting

Saturday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m.

- Meeting will be held ON-LINE ONLY! -

This is traditionally our Holiday Party, and it would be nice to get in the Holiday Spirit together after our program, even though we will only be gathering on-line. Got any great ideas about how to have some virtual Holiday Party fun? If so email director@lvaas.org.

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




Dr. Megan DeCesar

AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at Department of Energy, Solar Energy Technologies Office

Previously: Postdoctoral Researcher, Astrophysics, Lafayette College


Members will receive an invitation to the on-line meeting by email. Prospective new members who wish to attend on-line should contact our Membership Director (membership@lvaas.org) to arrange to receive an invitation.


July 11 general meeting video - click here

Astroimaging and Star Parties canceled until further notice

The Board meeting November 29 will be held on-line. If you are a Full Member and you wish to attend the Board Meeting, please e-mail director@lvaas.org to request an invitation.

LVAAS facilities are now available for use by members, individually and in small groups. Please adhere to the guidelines at this link.

Watch this space for news about future events! There is a high likelihood of cancellation of upcoming events at LVAAS facilities. However, we are now having some online events.


—    LVAAS    —

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


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