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Status of STAR PARTIES: See the schedule page for details regarding star party status.

Virtual Club Meeting - 7 PM September 8; 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.


Sept 5 - Evening: See the waning gibbous Moon and Mars rise close together in Pices

Sept 9 - Dawn: The Moon is just outside the Hyades with the Pleiades to its upper right

Sept 14 - Dawn: The waning crescent Moon is about 5 degrees from a very bright Venus with M44 (Beehive cluster) at upper left

Sept 15 - Dawn: Watch for the Zodiacal light in the East starting about 2 hours before morning twilight enjoy this each dawn until the end of September

Sept 21 - Dusk: The waxing crescent Moon is less than 1 degree from Beta Scorpii. The Moon will eclipse the star for most of North and Central America

Sept 22 - Autumn begins in the Northern Hemisphere at the equinox, 6:31 a.m. PDT

Sept 24 - Dusk: The waxing gibbous Moon forms an 11 degree arc withs Jupiter with Saturn

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