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Welcome to the Heart of the Valley Astronomers

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Don't miss the Mercury Transit early on the morning of November 11. Here's hoping for clear skies!

Club Meeting - 7 PM November 12

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

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Contact the Heart of the Valley Astronomers

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 9,10,11 - Dawn: Mars, in Virgo, will pass within 2.5 degrees of Spica. Look for it to upper left of the star

November 11 - Daytime: Mercury transits across the face of the Sun. Transit midpoint is at 7:19 AM PST and ends at 10:04 am PST.

November 16 - Evening: The waning gibbous Moon rises in Gemini, 5 to 6 degrees to the right of Pollux

November 16 - 17 - All Night: The Leonids are predicted to peak this night. The gibbous Moon will interfere significantly!

November 23 - 24 - Dusk: Look to the southwest shortly after sunset to see Venus and Jupiter very close together in the sky

November 27 - 30 - Dusk: November closes as the waxing crescent Moon visits Venus and then Saturn, Jupiter can be seen lowest on the horizon

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