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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, March 1st and 2nd.  Sunset is at 6:14 p.m.  Astronomical twilight ends at 7:41 p.m. The Moon sets at 1:50 and 2:42 p.m., respectively.  (All times EST.)


-- Friday and Saturday, March 29th and 30th.  Sunset is at 7:41 p.m.  Astronomical twilight ends at 9:09 p.m. The Moon sets at 1:35 and 2:29 p.m., respectively.  (All times DST.)


-- Future Weekend Observing Opportunities: April 5th and 6th; 26th and 27th.


ROANOKE CITY PARKS and RECREATION PUBLIC STARGAZE: Saturday, March 2nd, 7:00 p.m. EST, 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: April 6th, 8:30 p.m. DST, Cahas Knob Overlook.)