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Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society

Monthly Newsletters

Check out minutes from our monthly meetings along with highlights of things to look for in the sky. These newsletters are great resources to see what is happening in RVAS.



Enjoy being a part of a great group of people who share your interested in learning more about and observing this incredible universe we inhabit. Learn more information here.

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Night Sky Resources

Interested in learning more about astronomy? Check out this archive of resources to help you navigate the night sky and learn more about our universe. 

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Upcoming Events

June 2024 Meeting: Note that in-person meetings are in the STEM Building, Room ST112: Please join us Monday night June 17, for the next gathering of the RVAS. The Celestial café opens at 7:00pm and the general meeting at 7:30 pm.  This meeting will have the option of in-person or Zoom. The in-person meeting is located at the STEM Building, Room ST112. The program will be a Member’s Potpourri with the following members and items being shared: 

  • John Goss: T. Coronae Borealis going Nova
  • Mike Hutkin: Astronomical measurements
  • Tom Cerul: Narrowband filters for One Shot Color cameras and Processing in Astrophotography (a quick overview)
  • John Wenskovitch: What is Gravitational Wave Astronomy?
  • Bill Krause: Precession in astronomy. Will the summer solstice move to December? 

August 3, 2024 Star Party: Join the Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society for our second Star Party of the year! It will be a night of observation and spending time together under the stars. Please reach out to our President, Mike Hutkin at to join our Google Group to stay in communication about this event.


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

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Cahas Mountain

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Roanoke's Weather

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