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WEEKEND OBSERVING OPPORTUNITIES: During the continuing COVID-19 health emergency, the follow-ing 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 any-one venturing out to stargaze, and cautions all doing so to observe social distancing and other health and safety precautions.

-- Friday and Saturday, July 10th and 11th. Sunset is at 8:42 p.m. Astronomical twilight ends at 10:32 p.m. The Moon rises at 12:24 and 12:50 a.m., respectively.

-- Friday and Saturday, July 17th and 18th. Sunset is at 8:39 p.m. Astronomical twilight ends at 10:26 p.m. The Moon sets at 6:09 and 7:09 p.m., respectively.

-- Future Weekend Observing Opportunities: August 14th and 15th.

ROANOKE CITY PARKS and RECREATION PUBLIC STARGAZE: The next quarterly session is scheduled for Saturday, August 15th, 9:00 p.m., Cahas Knob Overlook, milepost 139, Blue Ridge Parkway. Non-members must register with Parks & Rec. at 540-853-2236. Members can call 540-774-5651 for infor-mation. (The final quarterly session for 2020 is November 14th, 6:00 p.m., Cahas Knob Overlook.)