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2017 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE COUNTDOWN: 51 days from July 1, 2017

Club Meeting - 7 PM July 11

NEW 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.

JULY CELESTIAL EVENTS

July 03 - Earth is at Aphelion, farthest from the Sun (94,505,901 miles) at 1 pm PDT

July 06 - All night: Saturn shines about 3 degrees below the waxing gibbous Moon

June 07 - Evening: 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse class, starts at 7 pm, sign up through Corvallis Parks and Recreation

July 11 - Dawn: Venus shining low in the east lines up with the Pleiades above and Aldebaran below

July 20 - Dawn: A slim crescent Moon is about 3 or 4 degrees to the lower right of Venus

July 24 - Dusk: A very thin waxing crescent Moon hangs 5 degrees to the lower right of Mercury, very low in the west right after sunset, use binoculars

July 28 - Dusk: Waxing crescent Moon is 3 degrees above or upper left of Jupiter. Spica is about 8 degrees to their left

This Month's Constellation -
This Month's Constellation - Hercules