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Welcome to the Heart of the Valley Astronomers

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Orion rising!

Club Meeting - 7 PM October 9

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.

OCTOBER CELESTIAL EVENTS

October 11 - Dusk: Jupiter is still a sight in Libra with a crescent Moon about 3 degrees above it.

October 13 - Dawn: In the east before morning twilight look for the glow of zodiacal light

October 14 - Dusk: After sunset, Saturn and the crescent Moon are about 2 degrees apart.

October 20 - 22 - Morning: Orionid meteor shower peaks the afternoon of the 21st. Best seen in the early morning. The nearly full Moon will interfere though.

October 26 - All night: The Hyades and the waning gibbous Moon are together until sunrise.

October 31 - Night: The Beehive Cluster and the crescent Moon are about 4 degrees apart.

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