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Did you see the Lunar eclipse the morning of 1/31?

Club Meeting - 7 PM February 13

VENUE Scott Zimbrick Memorial Fire Station 5, 4950 NW Fair Oaks Drive , Corvallis, OR 97333

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Welcome to the home of the Heart of the Valley Astronomers in the central Willamette Valley of Oregon. We are a group of amateur astronomers dedicated to sharing our passions for the night sky with the local community. The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Scott Zimbrick Memorial Fire Station 5, 4950 NW Fair Oaks Drive, Corvallis, OR 97330. We also regularly schedule star parties, technical assistance and educational outreach for public and private groups. Send an email to the club for outreach information.

FEBRUARY CELESTIAL EVENTS

February 2-16 - Evening: The zodiacal light is visible from dark sites. Look west after sunset for a tall, hazy pyramid of light

February 8 - Dawn: Antares, Mars, the waning crescent Moon and Jupiter form an arc across Scorpio and Libra

February 11 - Morning: Mars hangs with Antares. Mars is about 5 degrees above or upper left of the star

February 11 - Dawn: Low in the southeast the crescent Moon is 2 degrees above Saturn, which is about 3 degrees above Sagittarius

February 23 - Evening: High in the sky the first quarter Moon is in Taurus less than 5 degrees left or upper left of Aldebaran

February 28 - All night: The almost full Moon leads Regulus across the sky, the gap between them slowly decreases

This Month's Constellation -
This Month's Constellation - Auriga