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Don't forget to "fall back" Sunday November 5

Club Meeting - 7 PM November 14

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.

NOVEMBER CELESTIAL EVENTS

November 4 - Dawn: Spica sparkles 4 degrees to the right of Venus very low in the ESE. Faint Mars is 16 degrees above Spica (will need binoculars)

November 5 - Daylight savings time ends at 2 am

November 11 - Morning: Regulus is about 3 degrees to the lower left of the Moon. A few hours later the Moon occults Regulus; see lunar-occultations.com/iota/bstar/bstar.htm for timetables

November 16 - Dawn: A waning crescent Moon is about 6 degrees above Jupiter and 17 degrees below Mars. Bright Venus is 3 degrees to the lower left of Jupiter

November 17 - Dawn: The Moon, one day from new, forms a trio with Jupiter and Venus low in the ESE. You'll need binoculars

November 20 - Dusk: The waxing crescent Moon is to the right of Saturn before they set in the SW. Mercury can be seen 7 or 8 degrees below the pair 30 minutes after sunset

November 28 - Dusk: Using binoculars, look low in the SW to find Mercury and Saturn 3 degrees apart. They will close in on each other over the next 9 days

This Month's Constellation -
This Month's Constellation - Pegasus