LVAAS General Meeting

--- RE-RESCHEDULED !!! ---
Our presenter has a conflict for Saturday, so the meeting will be held on Sunday.

Sunday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m.

- Meeting will be held ON-LINE ONLY! -


IMPORTANT: This meeting will include a Business Meeting to finalize elections of 2021 officers,
and approve a change to the dues structure for 2021.



"Astro-Image Processing 101"


Warren Keller

Internationally known astrophotographer, author, and teacher, Warren Keller has the ability to reduce the difficult concepts of astro-imaging to the essentials and to effectively teach them to others. His video tutorial business, (named a Sky & Telescope Hot Product), has given thousands of clients the world over, a quick start on taking their own great images.

In 2016 and 2018, he wrote the definitive book(s) on PixInsight, Inside PixInsight for Springer Nature (Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy series). The first edition of the book was Springer's top seller in 2016, and was also named a Hot Product by Sky & Telescope in 2018. 

Warren is proud to have been published as an author and photographer in Sky & Telescope, Astronomy, Sky at Night, Astronomy Now, CNA (China), Amateur Astronomy, IDA's Nightscape, and many places on the World Wide Web, most prestigiously, NASA’s APOD. Three large format prints were chosen for 2012's Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography traveling exhibit, which opened at Maine's Bates College.

He was Atik/QSI Camera’s North American representative, and was a consultant to Celestron where he co-designed their AstroFX software. Warren has presented at the Advanced, the North East, the Midwest, RAW, and CAPS astro-imaging conferences, and was host and coordinator of SWAP in 2013 and 2014 in Tucson. In 2015, he was asked to the board of directors of the Advanced Imaging Conference, where he is VP of exhibitor sales. He continues to lead virtual workshops and provides one-on-one training in the art and science of astrophotography.

Warren's web links: - Astro artwork - Streaming video on astro-imaging - Free tutorials - Virtual workshops

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 ( to arrange to receive an invitation.


July 11 general meeting video - click here

Astroimaging and Star Parties canceled until further notice

The Board meeting October 24 will be held on-line. If you are a Full Member and you wish to attend the Board Meeting, please e-mail 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.


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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.


South Mountain Clear Sky Chart  image

Pulpit Rock Clear Sky Chart         image