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

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Monday, August 20 2018 @ 06:51 AM EDT

General Meeting Notice

 LVAAS General Meeting: Open to the Public

Sunday, September 9 at 7 p.m.
LVAAS South Mountain Headquarters
620B East Ro
ck Road, Allentown, PA 18103

"Looking Lunar: Cool Things You May Have Missed on the Moon"
A Presentation by 
Peter Detterline

 Peter Detterline 2018

You've shown our closest neighbor to the public a gazillion times, and you know all the main attractions: the Sea of Tranquility, The Sea of Crisis, Copernicus, Tycho, the Straight Wall and others.  However, our Moon is full of hidden surprises that only appear at a certain phase when the lighting is just right.  Peter Detterline will guide you on a tour of some of the Moons best kept secrets.  Lunar domes, volcanoes, rilles, crater chains, and mountain passes are some of the objects that portray the vast beauty of the lunar surface.  Accompanied by images and sketches, this is a practical talk that will have you locating these sites with ease.  So start looking lunar, and the Moon will never look the same again.


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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.


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Pulpit Rock Clear Sky Chart         image

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