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Did you see any Quadrantids on January 3rd?

Virtual Club Meeting - 7 PM January 12; watch your email for details

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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.


Jan 2 - Earth passes through perihelion (closest to the Sun) this day at 91.5 million miles

Jan 10 - Dusk: Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury form a triangle as they set toghether in the west-southwest, you'll need binoculars

Jan 11 - Dawn: A thin lunar crescent and Venus rise in the southeast. They'll be less than 4 degrees apart

Jan 11 - Dusk: Jupiter and Mercury are very close together as they set in the west-southwest

Jan 16 - Evening: A first quarter Moon and Mars are 6 degrees apart high above the southwestern horizon. Uranus is very near, use binoculars

Jan 23 - Evening: The waxing crescent Moon is in Taurus about 4 degrees above Aldebaran high in the southwest

Jan 26 - Evening: The almost full Moon is in Gemini with Pollux about 7 degrees to the upper left

Jan 29 - Evening: The Moon, just past full, is in Leo about 4 degrees from Regulus

This Month's Constellation -
This Month's Constellation - Perseus