LVAAS - THE LEHIGH VALLEY AMATEUR ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY: Promoting, Facilitating and Teaching Astronomy Since 1957

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Monday, January 21 2019 @ 03:03 PM EST

General Meeting Notice

 LVAAS General Meeting: Open to the Public

Sunday, February 10 at 2 p.m.
Room 130, Trumbower Hall, Muhlenberg College

Alex Arnold, Lehigh University
Topic TBA

Bucks-Mont Astronomy Panel Night

Upcoming: Astronomy Panel Night

Bucks-Mont Atronomical Association

Feb. 6th 2019 at 7:30 PM
Upper Dublin Lutheran Church
411 Susquehanna Road
Ambler, PA

With representatives/members from:

  • The American Association of Variable Star Observers
  • The Astronomical League
  • The Pennsylvania Outdoor Lighting Council/Intl Dark Sky Association
  • The International Occultation Timing Association
  • “Scope Seeing” Historical Observatories
  • Spectroscopy

Go to for more information.



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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

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