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

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General Meeting Notice

 LVAAS General Meeting: Open to the Public

Sunday, October 14 at 7 p.m.
LVAAS South Mountain Headquarters
620B East Ro
ck Road, Allentown, PA 18103

"Reaching the Outer Limits: The Exploration of the Solar System"
A Presentation by 
Professor Gary DeLeo, Lehigh University Dept. of Physics

Gary DeLeo 


Spaceships from Planet Earth have been cruising through our solar system for the past half century. Some carry people, like the space shuttle and the mighty Saturn V rockets that transported humans on their two hundred and forty thousand mile journeys to the surface of the Moon. Others, carrying robotic eyes and powerful instruments, have explored all the planets in our solar system out to Neptune, two and a half billion miles away, and even Pluto. Some have visited asteroids, comets, and the moons of other planets. How did we get to the Moon, and what did we find there? What is it like on the other planets, and is there life? To find out, you must participate in this great LVAAS adventure. Only then can you experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner planets to the Outer Limits of our solar system!


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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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