Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society

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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, January 5th and 6th. Sunset is at 5:17 p.m. Astronomical twilight ends at 6:50 p.m. The Moon rises at 9:41 and 10:56 p.m., Respectively.

-- Friday and Saturday, January 12th and 13th. Sunset is at 5:24 p.m. Astronomical twilight ends at 6:56 p.m. The Moon sets at 2:19 and 2:58 p.m., Respectively.

-- Future Weekend Observing Opportunities: February 9th and 10th; February 16th and 17th.

ROANOKE CITY PARKS and RECREATION PUBLIC STARGAZE: Saturday, January 13th, 6:15 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: February 10th, 6:45 p.m., Cahas Knob Overlook.)