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

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Sunday, December 08 2019 @ 05:36 am EST

General Meeting Notice

 LVAAS General Meeting

Saturday, December 14 at 5:00 p.m.

Snow Date: December 15. Watch this space for updates in case of bad weather.

Da Vinci Science Center


Dave Melman

Live Trivia Host, Jack Callaghan's Ale House (Wednesday evenings)

"Astronomy Trivia Contest"

This will be our Holiday Party/Pot Luck Dinner. (Watch for your evite in your email, and RSVP to let everyone know what you are bringing.) Also, for the third time (and for the second time with Dave Melman) we will have an Astronomy Trivia Contest!

Here is how the contest works: everyone will be asked to organize in teams of about 6 players, and choose a team name. (If Dave is impressed by your team name, he may award an additional point!) There will be five rounds of questions (read aloud), with 10 answers each (written on an answer sheet), with scoring after each round. At the end of the contest, prizes will be awarded to the teams with the highest scores.

The Trivia Contest is a lot of fun! Just ask anyone who participated in years past (or who goes to Callaghan's on Wednesdays.) And as part of a team, you don't need to worry about the gaps in your own knowledge, since you will be working out the best answer with your teammates.

Don't miss it! Come to the LVAAS Holiday Party, enjoy fellowship with your friends (and some special guests from Da Vinci Science Center), share a delicious Holiday meal, and join in the exciting Astronomy Trivia Contest!

Occultation Timing Links

 Occultation Timing Links

These are from Steve Conard's presentation at out Nov. 10, 2019 General Meeting. *

Book: "chasing the Shadow: The IOTA Occultation Observer's Manual" (free download from *)

Contact: Steve Conard (steve dot conard at comcast dot net) ("I'm happy to help you get started")


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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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