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Welcome to the Heart of the Valley Astronomers

2017 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE COUNTDOWN: 82 days from June 1, 2017

Club Meeting - 7 PM June 13

NEW VENUE JUNE ONLY! Tunison Community Room, 365 SW Tunison Ave, 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.


June 9 - Evening: At twilight look for Saturn about 3 degrees to the right of the nearly full Moon

June 9 - Evening: 2017 Solar Eclipse class, starts at 7 pm, sign up through Corvallis Parks and Recreation

June 14 - 15 - All Night: Saturn is at opposition and closest to Earth for the year

June 20-21 - Summer begins at the solstice 9:24 pm

June 20-21 - Morning: A waning crescent Moon is 8 degrees to the right of Venus on the 20th and about the same distance to lower left of Venus on the 21st

June 27 - Evening: Waxing crescent Moon is 1 degree from Regulus

June 30 - Evening: Jupiter is high in the Southwest at nightfall about 4 degrees left of the Moon

This Month's Constellation -
This Month's Constellation - Bootes (bo-OH-teez)