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Welcome to the Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society

MONTHLY MEETING: Monday, July 21st, 7:30 p.m., Center on Church, Downtown Roanoke. Unifying gravity and the other fundamental forces of nature has been the Holy Grail of astro and particle physics for a century. This evening, our own Clark Thomas presents the “Graviton Theory of Everything,” which offers a means to achieve this unification.

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M31 Photo and Background by: Clem Elechi

 

RVAS WEEKEND OBSERVING SESSIONS: Unless otherwise indicated, observing sessions are held at Cahas Mountain Overlook, milepost 139 on the Blue Ridge Pky.  

If you want to know who’s going out to observe? Or do you plan on going out observing? Call the RVAS hotline at (540) 774-5651 and leave a message.

o Friday and Saturday, July 18th and 19th. Sunset is at 8:38 p.m. Astronomical twilight ends at 10:26 p.m. The Moon rises at 12:44 a.m. and 1:23 a.m., respectively.

o Friday and Saturday, July 25th and 26th. Sunset is at 8:33 p.m. Astronomical twilight ends at 10:18 p.m. The Moon sets at 7:31 p.m. and 8:08 p.m., respectively.

o Future Sessions: August 15th and 16th; August 22nd and 23rd.

o OTHER PROGRAMS:o Public Programs Conducted by Frank Baratta:

ROANOKE CITY PARKS and RECREATION PUBLIC STARGAZE: Saturday, July 19th, 9:15 p.m., Cahas Overlook, Milepost 139 Blue Ridge Parkway. Nonmembers must register with Parks & Rec. at 540-853-2236. Members can call 540-774-5651 for information. (Next session: August 16th, 9:00 p.m., Cahas Overlook.)

The purposes of the Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society are scientific and educational and are directed toward the advancement of the understanding and appreciation of astronomy and related sciences among the Society members and the public at large

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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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