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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 Mes-sage Line, 540-774-5651, about an hour before sunset on the indicated dates.

-- Friday and Saturday, January 4th and 5th. Sunset is at 5:16 p.m. Astronomical twilight ends at 6:49 p.m. The Moon sets at 4:19 and 5:08 p.m., respectively.

-- Friday and Saturday, January 25th and 26th. Sunset is at 5:38 p.m. Astronomical twilight ends at 7:08 p.m. The Moon rises at 11:02 p.m. and 12:08 a.m., respectively.

-- Future Weekend Observing Opportunities: Feb. 1st and 2nd; 22nd and 23rd.

ROANOKE CITY PARKS and RECREATION PUBLIC STARGAZE: Saturday, January 5th, 6:00 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 2nd, 6:30 p.m., Cahas Knob Overlook.)