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 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, November 10th and 11th. Sunset is at 5:13 p.m. Astronomical twilight ends at 6:43 p.m. The Moon rises at 11:57 p.m. and 1:01 a.m., Respectively.

-- Friday and Saturday, November 17th and 18th. Sunset is at 5:08 p.m. Astronomical twilight ends at 6:39 p.m. The Moon sets at 5:05 and 5:41 p.m., Respectively.

-- Future Weekend Observing Opportunities: December 8th and 9th; December 15th and 16th.

ROANOKE CITY PARKS and RECREATION PUBLIC STARGAZE: Saturday, November 18th, 6:00 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: December 16th, 5:45 p.m., Cahas Knob Overlook.)