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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 Message Line, 540-774-5651, about an hour before sunset on the indicated dates.


-- Friday and Saturday, February 14th and 15th.  Sunset is at 5:59 p.m.  Astronomical twilight ends at 7:27 p.m. The Moon rises at 12:25 and 1:32 a.m., respectively.


-- Friday and Saturday, February 21st and 22nd.  Sunset is at 6:06 p.m.  Astronomical twilight ends at 7:33 p.m. The Moon sets at 4:17 and 5:16 p.m., respectively.


-- Future Weekend Observing Opportunities: March 13th and 14th: 20th and 21st.


ROANOKE CITY PARKS and RECREATION PUBLIC STARGAZE: Saturday, February 15th, 6:15 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: May 16th, 9:15 p.m., Cahas Knob Overlook.)