Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society
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, May 3rd and 4th. Sunset is at 8:12 p.m. Astronomical twilight ends at 9:51 p.m. The Moon sets at 7:00 and 8:01 p.m., Respectively.
-- Friday and Saturday, May 24th and 25th. Sunset is at 8:30 p.m. Astronomical twilight ends at 10:17 p.m. The Moon rises at 1:31 and 2:05 a.m., Respectively.
-- Friday and Saturday, May 31st and June 1st. Sunset is at 8:35 p.m. Astronomical twilight ends at 10:25 p.m. The Moon sets at 5:46 and 6:49 p.m., Respectively.
-- Future Weekend Observing Opportunities: June 21st and 22nd; 28th and 29th.
ROANOKE CITY PARKS and RECREATION PUBLIC STARGAZE: Saturday, May 4th, 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 1st, 9:30 p.m., Cahas Knob Overlook.)