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

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MONTHLY MEETING: Monday, February 17th, 7:30 p.m., Classroom B, 3rd floor, Center on Church, Downtown Roanoke.  This month’s meeting program, “Back to Basics,” features members Todd Atkins, Ray Bradley, Dan Chrisman and Michael Martin, who are teaming up to share their thoughts and experiences regarding various tools and equipment useful for learning the night sky.  Among the topics to be covered are apps available for smart phones, including demonstrating Sky Safari’s basic capabilities; using and having fun with binoculars you may already own; and eyepieces, Barlow lenses and accessories to further enhance the observing experience.  The team’s focus is on encouraging new and seasoned members alike to get out, explore and enjoy the nighttime sky.  Along with our evening program we’ll also have observing and outreach reports, announcements and our other monthly activities.  See you on the 17th!

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