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WEEKEND OBSERVING OPPORTUNITIES: During the continuing COVID-19 health emergency, the following information on Fridays and Saturdays that may be suitable for observing is provided solely as a courtesy to RVAS members and other readers. The RVAS assumes no responsibility for the health and safety of anyone venturing out to stargaze, and cautions all doing so to observe social distancing and other health and safety precautions.


-- Friday and Saturday, August 8th and 9th (Short Sessions).   Sunset is at 8:20 p.m.  Astronomical twilight ends at 9:59 p.m. The Moon rises at 10.52 and 11:17 p.m., respectively.


-- Friday and Saturday, August 14th and 15th.  Sunset is at 8:12 p.m.  Astronomical twilight ends at 9:49 p.m. The Moon sets at 4:55 and 5:53 p.m., respectively.


-- Future Weekend Observing Opportunities: September 11th and 12th; 18th and 19th.


ROANOKE CITY PARKS and RECREATION PUBLIC STARGAZE: The quarterly session scheduled for Saturday, August 15th has been cancelled.  (The final quarterly session for 2020 is scheduled for November 14th, 6:00 p.m., at Cahas Knob Overlook.)