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RVAS WEEKEND OBSERVING OPPORTUNITIES: RVAS members observe from various sites, with Cahas Knob Overlook, at milepost 139 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, being our traditional location. For updates on members’ observing plans, log onto the RVAS Yahoo Group (RVAS members only) and/or call the RVAS Mes-sage Line, 540-774-5651, about an hour before sunset on the indicated dates.

-- Friday and Saturday, November 22nd and 23rd. Sunset is at 5:05 p.m. Astronomical twilight ends at 6:37 p.m. The Moon sets at 2:25 and 2:58 p.m., respectively. (All times EST.)

-- Friday and Saturday, November 29th and 30th. Sunset is at 5:03 p.m. Astronomical twilight ends at 6:35 p.m. The Moon sets at 7:55 and 8:53 p.m., respectively. (All times EST.)

-- Future Weekend Observing Opportunities: December 20th and 21st; 27th and 28th.

ROANOKE CITY PARKS and RECREATION PUBLIC STARGAZE: Saturday, November 23rd, 6:00 p.m., Cahas Knob 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: December 21st, 5:45 p.m., Cahas Knob Overlook.)