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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.


Nov 3 - Dawn: The Moon, almost new, Mercury and Spica form a triangle low in the east-southeast just before sunrise

Nov 7 - Dusk: In the west-southwest a young Moon and Venus are about 3.5 degrees apart, left of Sagittarius

Nov 9 - Dusk: The waxing crescent Moon, Jupiter and Saturn are in a line above the southern horizon, Venus shines in the southwest

Nov 10 - Dusk: The Moon and the gas giants form a triangle in Capricornus

Nov 11 - Dusk: Hanging above the southern horizon the first-quarter Moon is 5 degrees to the lower left of Jupiter

Nov 17 - Morning: The Leonid meteor shower peaks but is hampered by the nearly full Moon

Nov 19 - All night: A partial lunar eclipse will be visible for us in the Pacific Northwest. Partial phase begins at 7:18 UT

Nov 19 - Dusk: The just past full Moon rises in the east with the Pleiades and the Hyades on either side

Nov 24 - Evening: the Moon is in Cancer about 3 degrees from the Beehive Cluster (M44)

This Month's Constellation -
This Month's Constellation - Pegasus