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Welcome to the Heart of the Valley Astronomers

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Did you get a a good look at the Lunar eclipse in January? Did you take pictures? Come to the February meeting and share.

Club Meeting - 7 PM February 12

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.

FEBRUARY CELESTIAL EVENTS

February 10 - Evening: After sunset, the waxing crescent Moon is about 6 degrees to the lower left of Mars

February 12 - Dusk: Mercury appears after its superior conjunction with the Sun. Look in the west-southwest, you'll need binoculars

February 13 - Evening: The Moon, just past first quarter, is in the Hyades about 2 degrees from Aldebaran

February 17 - 19 - Morning: In the southeast before sunrise and see Venus slowly glide over Saturn. The two planets are closest on the 18th

February 17 - Evening: The waxing gibbous Moon is in Cancer very close to M44, the Beehive Cluster

February 27 - 28 - Dawn: Antares, Jupiter, Saturn and Venus form an arc from the south to the east-southeast. The waning crescent Moon participates on the 27th

This Month's Constellation -
This Month's Constellation - Orion