Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society

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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 up-dates 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, May 4th and 5th. Sunset is at 8:13 p.m. Astronomical twilight ends at 9:53 p.m. The Moon rises at 12:30 and 1:15 a.m., Respectively.

-- Friday and Saturday, May 11th and 12th. Sunset is at 8:19 p.m. Astronomical twilight ends at 10:02 p.m. The Moon sets at 4:16 and 5:19 p.m., Respectively.

-- Future Weekend Observing Opportunities: June 8th and 9th.

ROANOKE CITY PARKS and RECREATION PUBLIC STARGAZE: Saturday, May 5th, 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: June 9th, 9:30 p.m., Cahas Knob Overlook.)