WEEKEND OBSERVING OPPORTUNITIES: During this time of continuing COVID-19 uncertainties, the following information on Fridays and Saturdays that may be suitable for observing is provided solely as a courtesy to RVAS members and other readers. The RVAS assumes no responsibility for the health and safety of anyone venturing out to stargaze, and cautions all doing so to observe appropriate health and safety precautions.
-- Friday and Saturday, October 1st and 2nd. Sunset is at 7:03 p.m. Astronomical twilight ends at 8:29 p.m. The Moon sets at 4:46 and 5:22 p.m., respectively.
-- Saturday, October 16th RVAS Picnic and Star Party (Rain Date: October 23rd. See above.
-- Friday and Saturday, October 29th and 30th. Sunset is at 6:25 p.m. Astronomical twilight ends at 7:53 p.m. The Moon rises at 12:31 and 1:34 a.m., respectively.
-- Future Weekend Observing Opportunities: Nov. 5th and 6th and 26th and 27th.