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Welcome to the Heart of the Valley Astronomers

2017 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE : Wasn't it awesome! Where were you on August 21, 2017?

Club Meeting - 7 PM October 10

NEW 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.

OCTOBER CELESTIAL EVENTS

October 15 - Morning: Waning crescent Moon occults Regulus, west coast observers may catch the reappearance with the Moon low in the east

October 15 - 30 - Dawn: Zodiacal light is visible in the east 120 to 80 minutes before sunrise from dark locations

October 17 - Dawn: A very thin waning crescent Moon is above Venus and to the left or lower left of faint Mars, look very low in the east, binoculars will help

October 20 - 22 - Morning: The Orionid meteor shower is active before dawn, check all three mornings

October 23 - Dusk: Saturn shines low in the southwest about 6 degrees to the left of the waxing crescent Moon

October 24 - Evening: The crescent Moon is about 6 degrees to the upper left of Saturn (the dance continues!)

October 29 - Night: The asteroid 2 Pallas (magnitude 8.3 in Eridanus) is at opposition

This Month's Constellation -
This Month's Constellation - Cygnus