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

-- Friday and Saturday, November 2nd and 3rd. Sunset is at 6:21 p.m. Astronomical twilight ends at 7:49 p.m. The Moon sets at 3:50 and 4:26 p.m., respectively. (Note: Daylight Saving Time is ending. Set clocks back one hour when retiring for the night on Saturday, November 3rd.)

-- Friday and Saturday, November 9th and 10th. Sunset is at 5:14 p.m. Astronomical twilight ends at 6:43 p.m. The Moon sets at 7:00 and 7:45 p.m., Respectively.

-- Friday and Saturday, November 30th and December 1st. Sunset is at 5:03 p.m. Astronomical twilight ends at 6:35 p.m. The Moon rises at 1:10 and 2:15 a.m., Respectively.

-- Future Weekend Observing Opportunities: Dec. 7th and 8th; 28th and 29th.

ROANOKE CITY PARKS and RECREATION PUBLIC STARGAZE: Saturday, November 3rd, 7:15 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: December 1st, 5:45 p.m., Cahas Knob Overlook.)