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

-- Friday and Saturday, December 20th and 21st.  Sunset is at 5:06 p.m.  Astronomical twilight ends at 6:39 p.m. The Moon sets at 1:33 and 2:05 p.m., respectively.

-- Friday and Saturday, December 27th and 28th.  Sunset is at 5:10 p.m.  Astronomical twilight ends at 6:43 p.m. The Moon sets at 6:39 and 7:38 p.m., respectively.

-- Future Weekend Observing Opportunities: January 17th and 18th: 24th and 25th.

ROANOKE CITY PARKS and RECREATION PUBLIC STARGAZE: Saturday, December 21st, 5:45 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: January 18th, 6:15 p.m., Cahas Knob Overlook.)