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Welcome to the Heart of the Valley Astronomers

Lots of galaxies to view these days. Also, are you ready for the Jupiter opposition on May 8?

Club Meeting - 7 PM April 10

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.

APRIL CELESTIAL EVENTS

April 17 - 18 - Night: Saturn rises in the ESE around 1 am. Saturn is at aphelion, the farthest it has been from the Sun since 1959!!

April 18 - Evening: The waxing crescent Moon is very near the Hyades, less than 2 degrees from Aldebaran

April 22 - Evening: First quarter Moon is some 2 to 3 degrees below the Beehive Cluster (M44)

April 22 - All night: Can you see the Lyrid meteor shower? A good time to look is after midnight.

April 24 - Evening: The Moon is now in Leo and trails Regulus by 3 degrees as they both move to the west

April 30 - Evening: Jupiter and the full Moon shine in Libra

This Month's Constellation -
This Month's Constellation - Leo