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


-- Friday and Saturday, August 11th and 12th.  Sunset is at 8:16p.m.  Astronomical twilight ends at 9:53 p.m. The Moon rises at 10:44 and 11:41 a.m., respectively.


-- Friday and Saturday, August 18th and 19th.  Sunset is at 8:07 p.m.  Astronomical twilight ends at 9:42 p.m. The Moon sets at 5:46 and 6:40 p.m., respectively.


-- Future Weekend Observing Opportunities: September 15th and 16th; September 22nd and 23rd.


ROANOKE CITY PARKS and RECREATION PUBLIC STARGAZE: Saturday, August 19th, 9:00 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: September 16th, 8:00 p.m., Cahas Knob Overlook.)