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Welcome to the Heart of the Valley Astronomers

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Heart of the Valley Astronomers election night January 14! All members invited to vote and step up to fill important club roles like President, VP, Secretary, Treasurer.

Club Meeting - 7 PM January 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.

JANUARY CELESTIAL EVENTS

January 5 - Earth passes through perihelion, its closest point to the Sun for the year

January 7 - Dusk: the waxing gibbous Moon is in Taurus, about 3 degrees to the left of Aldebaran

January 10: Full Moon at 11:21 A.M. PST

January 20 - Dawn: The waning crescent Moon, Mars and Antares form a triangle between Ophiuchus and Scorpius before sunrise

January 22 - Dawn: A very thin crescent Moon rises in the southeast with Jupiter behind at about 6 degrees

January 27 - Evening: About 6 degrees separates Venus and the lunar crescent in Aquarius. A telescope might spot Neptune less than a quarter degree from Venus

This Month's Constellation -
This Month's Constellation - Perseus