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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 our traditional location and most often 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, October 5th and 6th. Sunset is at 6:57 p.m.  Astronomical twilight ends at 8:23 p.m. The Moon sets at 5:11 and 5:51 p.m., respectively. (Note: Oct. 6th is the date of the Annual RVAS Picnic and Star Party for our members and their families.)


-- Future Weekend Observing Opportunities: Nov. 2nd and 3rd; Nov. 30th and Dec. 1st.


ROANOKE CITY PARKS and RECREATION PUBLIC STARGAZE: Saturday, November 3rd, 7:15 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: December 1st, 5:45 p.m., Cahas Knob Overlook.)