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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.
AUGUST CELESTIAL EVENTS
August 11 - Evening: The Moon is about 3 degrees from Saturn in Sagittarius
August 12 - 13 - Late night to dawn: Perseids peak in the early morning hours of August 13th. The full Moon interferes!
August 24 - Dawn: The waning crescent Moon is 2 degrees from Aldebaran
August 25 - Dawn: The Moon is less than 1/2 degree from Zeta Tauri. The Moon occults the star for much of western North America
August 27 - Dawn: A thin lunar crescent is between 6 and 7 degrees from Pollux. Above the eastern horizon two hours before morning twilight
August 28 - Dawn: The Moon is in Cancer and is in or near M44 (Beehive Cluster) depending on your location
This Month's Constellation - Hercules