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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, December 7th and 8th.  Sunset is at 5:02 p.m.  Astronomical twilight ends at 6:35 p.m. The Moon sets at 5:38 and 6:24 p.m., respectively.


-- Friday and Saturday, December 28th and 29th.  Sunset is at 5:11 p.m.  Astronomical twilight ends at 6:44 p.m. The Moon sets at 12:08 and 1:13 a.m., respectively.


-- Future Weekend Observing Opportunities: Jan. 4th and 5th; 25th and 26th.


ROANOKE CITY PARKS and RECREATION PUBLIC STARGAZE: Saturday, December 1st, 5:45 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: January 5th, 6:00 p.m., Cahas Knob Overlook.)