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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.


Oct 9 - Dusk: In the southwest a waxing Moon and Venus are about 2.5 degrees apart in Scorpius. Antares is 6 degrees to the left

Oct 14 - Dusk: The gibbous Moon, Jupiter and Saturn form a triangle in the south-southwest after sunset

Oct 15 - Dusk: Venus shines about 1.5 degrees to the upper right of Antares

Oct 21 - Morning: The Orionid meteor shower peaks early. The Moon, just past full, will hamper viewing though

Oct 23 - Dawn: The waning gibbous Moon is about 4 degrees to the left of the Pleiades

Oct 27 - Dawn: High in the south, the waning gibbous Moon is in Gemini about 5 degrees to the lower right of Pollux

Oct 31 - Dawn: Mercury is in Virgo near Spica with about 5 degrees separating the two

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