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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

Star Party: Join us on Friday, May 10 at 8:15pm for the quarterly Star Party! This group star gazing opportunity will take place at Cahas Overlook (MP 139 on the Blue Ridge Parkway). The rain date for this will take place on Saturday, May 11 at the same place and same time. 

May 2024 Meeting: Note that in-person meetings are in the STEM Building, Room ST112: Please join us Monday night May 20, 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. 

June 6, 2024, 10-11am @ Franklin County Parks and Rec: Join the Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society as you will be introduced to the basics of astronomy and the equipment needed to observe objects in the sky such as planets, moons, comets, meteors and beyond. We will include a deeper look into the planets and moons of our own solar system. Register at the Franklin County Parks and Rec site or call 540-483-9238. Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 30, 2024


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

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Cahas Mountain

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

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Roanoke's Weather

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