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Welcome to the Heart of the Valley Astronomers

Lots of galaxies to view these days. Also, are you ready for the Jupiter opposition on May 8?

Club Meeting - 7 PM May 8

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.

May 2 - Dusk: Aldebaran and Venus are only about 6 degrees apart and set together in the WNW

May 4 - Early Morning: The waning gibbous Moon, Saturn and Lambda Sagittarii form a triangle. Mars trails them

May 8 - Evening: Jupiter reaches opposition, rises at sunset. Jupiter is highest in the middle of the night

May 17 - Dusk: The waxing crescent Moon sets with Venus. They are about 6 degrees apart

May 21 - Evening: The first quarter Moon and Regulus are very close, less than 1 degree separates them

May 31 - All night: The waning gibbous Moon and Saturn rise 2 degrees apart, the separation grows to 4 degrees by sunrise

This Month's Constellation -
This Month's Constellation - Leo