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Welcome

MONTHLY MEETING: March 20th, 7:30 p.m., Classroom A, 3rd floor,


Center on Church, Downtown Roanoke.  Is it time for your scheduled vision


exam?  No, not for your eyes—for your telescope!  Getting the best views from


your telescope begins with ensuring its optics are properly aligned.  Fortunately,


doing so can cost nothing but a bit of time before each observing opportunity.  


For our March meeting we’re featuring “Collimation and Star Testing,” presented


by RVAS Past President Frank Baratta.  Chock full of useful information about


these basic observer’s skills, even old hands at them may glean a new trick or


two.  Be sure to join us!

Click here for directions to meeting site.


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

Click here for  your   coordinates

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clear sky  chart   

2017

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VAAS

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The Virginia Association of Astronomical Societies annual meeting and conference will be hosted by:

SAVE

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The BACK BAY

AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

www.bckbayastronomy.org/vaas