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

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Saturday, March 24 2018 @ 12:01 PM EDT


Our first public star party of the year will be held on Saturday, March 24th

Star Party Schedule 

7pm  - a talk "The Milky Way" by Ron Kunkel

8pm - a planetarium show presented by Fred Bomberger

There will also be a planetarium show presented by Carol Kiely at 6pm for families with children aged 14 years and under.


April General Meeting: Sunday, April 8, 7 p.m. at South Mountain

Presentation and book signing

Author James Chen, "Astronomy for Older Eyes"


James Chen is the author of 5 books on amateur astronomy, including "How to Find the Apollo Landing Sites," "A Guide to the Hubble Space Telescope Objects," "The Vixen Star Book User Guide,"  "The NexStar Evolution and Sky Portal User Guide," and "Astronomy for Older Eyes."  Get your copy at The author will sign your copy.


—    LVAAS    —

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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