Monday MeetingsEd DixonNewslettersStudent Memberships

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.

Learn More

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. 

Learn More

Upcoming Events

March 2024 Meeting: Note that in-person meetings are in the STEM Building, Room ST112: Please join us Monday night March 18, 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. Check back in for program details. 

Click Here

Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024 – The entire U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii, gets to see today’s eclipse.  Some within a narrow path from Texas to Maine will see the event as “total.”  For Roanoke, the eclipse is “partial”; the sun will be 88% obscured as the moon passes between it and earth.  The eclipse begins at 1:56 p.m. as the disk of the moon contacts the sun’s right edge.  The moon will continue moving to our left across the face of the sun until maximum coverage occurs at 3:12 p.m.  Thereafter, more and more of the sun will be uncovered until the moon and the sun completely separate at 4:31 p.m.  This link will help you prepare.


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

Check Coordinates

Sky Maps creates digital sky maps/star charts for various usages

Check it Out

Cahas Mountain

Check out the astronomer’s forecast for Cahas Mountain Overlook on Clear Sky Overlook

Clear Sky Chart

Roanoke's Weather

Look at the forecast for Roanoke, VA on Weather Underground