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Welcome to the Heart of the Valley Astronomers

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Are you ready for the fall equinox? Coming September 22!

Club Meeting - 7 PM September 11

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.

SEPTEMBER CELESTIAL EVENTS

September 5 - Dawn: Zodiacal light might be visible in the east about 2 hours before morning twilight. Look for a tall pyramid of dim light tilted right

September 5-6 - Dawn: Mecury is in the east 1.5 degrees above Regulus in Leo before sunrise. Binoculars help.

September 13 - Dusk: The waxing crescent Moon, Jupiter and Alpha Librae form an equilateral triangle in the hours after sunset.

September 15 - 19 - Evening: The Moon visits (is near) Jupiter, Saturn and Mars over these few nights.

September 22 - The equinox arrives at 6:54 p.m. PDT. Northern Hemisphere fall begins!!

September 30 - Night: The waxing gibbous Moon, rising in the late evening is followed by Aldebaran, they are less than 1 degree apart by midnight PDT.

This Month's Constellation -
This Month's Constellation - Cygnus