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

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Saturday, October 01 2016 @ 04:35 PM EDT




MegaMeet canceled, Pulpit Rock training session on Saturday - see below

General Meeting at South Mountain
Sunday, October 9, 7 p.m.

The Long and Winding Road:
A brief history of the Schlegel Observatory


LVAAS has been in existence for almost 60 years. For the past 30 years, LVAAS has been trying to complete its most ambitious project: The Schlegel Observatory and the 40-inch Cassegrain telescope. Join us as we take the long and winding road from conception to where the project is presently.   


Pulpit Rock Training Session

Due to unfavorable weather forecast, MegaMeet 2016 is canceled! There will be no amenities (cooking tent, etc.) at Pulpit Rock this weekend, and the previously published times for manning the gate to admit non-keyholders will not occur.

However, on Saturday we will offer training on the Pulpit Rock observatories to members, and the gate will be manned from 1 P.M. to 4 P.M.

Also, keys will be available for immediate issuance at the site.



—    LVAAS    —

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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