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WEEKEND OBSERVING OPPORTUNITIES: During the continuing COVID-19 health emergency, 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 social distancing and other health and safety precautions.


-- Friday and Saturday, October 9th and 10th.   Sunset is at 6:50 p.m.  Astronomical twilight ends at 8:16 p.m. The Moon rises at 12:06 and 1:07 a.m., respectively.


-- Friday and Saturday, October 16th and 17th.  Sunset is at 6:40 p.m.  Astronomical twilight ends at 8:07 p.m. The Moon sets at 6:59 and 7:34 p.m., respectively.


-- Future Weekend Observing Opportunities: November 6th and 7th; 13th and 14th.


ROANOKE CITY PARKS and RECREATION PUBLIC STARGAZE: The next and final 2020 session is scheduled for Saturday, November 14th at 6:00 p.m. at Cahas Knob Overlook, milepost 139 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  For information and to register, contact the Department at 540-853-2236 or sign up online by pressing and holding CRTL and clicking here.  Registration is not required for RVAS members, but is recommended in order to receive any cancellation announcement.