Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society

Home Information Resource Library Join RVAS Observing Activities Member Pages Tips and Topics Links Contact Us  Newsletters
Keep this message at the top of your inbox


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 13th and 14th.  Sunset is at 7:27 p.m.  Astronomical twilight ends at 8:54 p.m. The Moon rises at 12:20 and 1:28 a.m., respectively.


-- Friday and Saturday, March 20th and 21st.  Sunset is at 7:33 p.m.  Astronomical twilight ends at 9:01 p.m. The Moon sets at 3:09 and 4:07 p.m., respectively.


-- Future Weekend Observing Opportunities: April 10th and 11th: 17th and 18th.


ROANOKE CITY PARKS and RECREATION PUBLIC STARGAZE: Saturday, May 16th, 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: August 15th, 8:45 p.m., Cahas Knob Overlook.)