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Megameet RESCHEDULED -- Pulpit Rock training available Friday

Megameet is rescheduled to Sept. 15-17 due to unfavorable weather forecast. A new rain date will be announced.

We will offer site and telescope training for members at Pulpit Rock, Friday, July 21. The gate will be manned from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. for new members who do not yet have a key.

August General Meeting at Pulpit Rock

Saturday, August 12, 7:00 p.m. (Rain date Sunday, August 13.)

"Schlegel Observatory Update"

40-inch mirror at coating vendor

Rich Hogg, LVAAS Director

Rich will provide an update on progress on the 40" telescope and the Schlegel Observatory building. The presentation will detail progress made to date, as well as challenges remaining to complete the project and the plans to "get it done."

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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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