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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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MONTHLY MEETING:  Monday, April 20th, 7:30 p.m., Classroom A, 3rd floor, Center on Church, Downtown Roanoke.  This evening we welcome back Dr. Matt Fleenor, Associate Professor, Roanoke College, as our featured speaker.  A physicist and astronomer, Dr. Fleenor’s teaching and research interests include the study of galaxies, their evolution and supercluster environments.  Always a friendly and engaging speaker, we’re looking forward to his return to our monthly meeting!

The title of Dr. Fleenor’s presentation will be: “Gamma-Ray Astronomy: instrumentation, observation, and interpretation”.

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ASTRONOMY DAY:  Saturday, April 25th, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wasena Park, Roanoke.  Once again, the RVAS is conducting its annual Astronomy Day activities as part of Roanoke’s Earth Day celebration.