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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, January 17th and 18th.  Sunset is at 5:29 p.m.  Astronomical twilight ends at 7:00 p.m. The Moon rises at 1:25 and 2:33 a.m., respectively.


-- Friday and Saturday, January 24th and 25th.  Sunset is at 5:36 p.m.  Astronomical twilight ends at 7:07 p.m. The Moon sets at 5:26 and 6:25 p.m., respectively.


-- Future Weekend Observing Opportunities: February 14th and 15th: 21st and 22nd.


ROANOKE CITY PARKS and RECREATION PUBLIC STARGAZE: Saturday, January 18th, 6:15 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: February 15th, 6:45 p.m., Cahas Knob Overlook.)