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Welcome to the Heart of the Valley Astronomers


Status of STAR PARTIES: See the schedule page for details regarding star party status.

Virtual Club Meeting - 7 PM August 11; watch your email for details

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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.


Aug 9 - Morning: See the waning gibbous Moon and Mars only about 1 degree apart.

Aug 11-12 - All night: Peak of the Perseids. The last quarter Moon rises around midnight. Meteors start earlier.

Aug 13 - Morning: A waning lunar crescent rises with Aldebaran with only about 4 degrees separating the two.

Aug 22 - Dusk: The waxing crescent Moon shines about 5 degrees from Spica.

Aug 25 - Dusk: The first quarter Moon is in Scorpius shining near Antares.

Aug 27 - Dusk: The Moon, Jupiter and Saturn are in a line above the southern horizon.

Aug 28 - Dusk: The waxing gibbous Moon is very close to Jupiter with Saturn to the left.

This Month's Constellation -
This Month's Constellation - Hercules