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MONTHLY MEETING: Monday, July 16th, 7:30 p.m., Classroom  B, 3rd floor, (N0te Classroom Change), Center on Church, Downtown Roanoke. As you’ll note inside this issue, the Astronomical League has selected the RVAS for an award for our 2018 Astronomy Day activities and for 2018’s Best New Idea. At our July meeting we plan to celebrate the recognition we’ve received. Rand Bowden, our Astronomy Day Coordinator, who duly deserves the credit for organizing our efforts, will emcee a slideshow of images from the event, which was part of Roanoke’s April 21st Earth Day. We want to toast Rand and Ray Bradley, who did a stellar job on our submis-sion to enter the League’s competition. And we’re going to do so with cake! Our monthly What’s Up, out-reach and observing reports and other typical segments will round out the evening. Join us on July 16th for the celebration!

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M31 Andromeda  background photo

by  Clem Elechi

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Roanoke coordinates: 37o 16' 04" N, 79o 56' 26"W
Altitude is about 1050 feet (320 meters)

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Background Image of M31

By Clem Elechi