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Saturday, December 16 2017 @ 01:44 PM EST

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Website Migration Plans -- see belowThis evening (Saturday, Dec. 16) we are planning to migrate the lvaas.org website to a new hosting provider. This will allow us to upgrade the site to support Secure HTTP in 2018, at a lower cost to the Society than is possible with our current host.

Here is what you should expect from the migration:

  1. The site may be completely off-line for a few minutes.
  2. Then, the site will come back on-line, but alll logins will be disabled.
  3. Later in the evening, when the DNS records that tell your computer which server to access for "lvaas.org" have automatically propagated to your computer, you may revisit the site (or reload the page) and you will be on the new server. After this point everything should work as before.

Please email technology@lvaas.org if you notice any issues after the migration occurs.


 

LVAAS General Meeting

Sunday, Jan. 14, 2:00 p.m. at Trumbower Science Building, Muhlenburg College, Allentown, PA

featuring

Megan DeCesar, Lafayette College

Program TBA

 

 

 

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THE LEHIGH VALLEY AMATEUR ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY -- 620B East Rock Road -- Allentown, PA 18103 -- 610-797-3476 -- www.lvaas.org

WELCOME!

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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