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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, September 16th, 7:30 p.m., Classroom B, 3rd floor, Center on Church, Downtown Roanoke. If you’ve been around the RVAS awhile you know that Past President Michael Good is one of our most experienced and dedicated astrophotographers. At our September meeting Michael will explore optical systems used by amateur astronomers, including eyepieces and filters. He’ll also discuss enhancements he’s made to his telescopes to improve their performance. With his typical self-deprecating humor, Michael quips that once he has anesthetized everyone, he’ll attempt to revive us with some show and tell from his backyard Poages Mill Observatory. Join us on September 16th for Michael’s program and our usual array of observing updates, short programs and other activities.

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