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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, July 14th and 15th.  Sunset is at 8:40p.m.  Astronomical twilight ends at 10:29 p.m. The Moon rises at 12:07 and 12:41 a.m., respectively.


-- Friday and Saturday, July 21st and 22nd.  Sunset is at 8:36 p.m.  Astronomical twilight ends at 10:22 p.m. The Moon sets at 7:00 and 7:59 p.m., respectively.


-- Future Weekend Observing Opportunities: August 11th and 12th; August 18th and 19th.


ROANOKE CITY PARKS and RECREATION PUBLIC STARGAZE: No session scheduled for July.  The next session is August 19th, 9:00 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.