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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, May 19th and 20th. Sunset is at 8:26 p.m. Astronomical twilight ends at 10:12 p.m. The Moon sets at 1:37 and 2:39 p.m., Respectively.


-- Friday and Saturday, May 26th and 27th. Sunset is at 8:31 p.m. Astronomical twilight ends at 10:20 p.m. The Moon sets at 9:33 and 10:38 p.m., Respectively.


-- Future Observing Opportunities: June 16th and 17th; June 23rd and 24th.


ROANOKE CITY PARKS and RECREATION PUBLIC STARGAZE: Saturday, May 20th, 9:15 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: June 17th, 9:30 p.m., Cahas Knob Overlook, milepost 139, Blue Ridge Parkway.)