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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, April 6th and 7th.  Sunset is at 7:48 p.m.  Astronomical twilight ends at 9:18 p.m. The Moon rises at 1:48 and 2:36 a.m., respectively.

-- Friday and Saturday, April 13th and 14th.  Sunset is at 7:54 p.m.  Astronomical twilight ends at 9:26 p.m. The Moon sets at 5:32 and 6:34 p.m., respectively.

-- Future Weekend Observing Opportunities: May 4th and 5th; May 11th and 12th.  

ROANOKE CITY PARKS and RECREATION PUBLIC STARGAZE: Saturday, April 7th, 8:30 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: May 5th, 9:00 p.m., Cahas Knob Overlook.)