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Welcome to the Heart of the Valley Astronomers

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A second interstellar visitor! Have you attempted to catch a glimpse of Comet 2l/Borisov?

Club Meeting - 7 PM October 8

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 3 - Dusk: The waxing crescent Moon and Jupiter are about 1.5 degrees apart in the southwest just after sunset

October 4 - Dusk: Saturn, the Moon, Jupiter and Antares are "arcing" across the south to southwest sky

October 5 - Dusk: Saturn and the first-quarter Moon in Sagittarius about 2 degrees apart near the teapot's handle

October 17 - Evening: the waning gibbous Moon is in Taurus about 2.5 hours after sunset. Aldebaran is between 3 and 4 degrees to the right

October 21 - 22 - All Night: The Orionids peaks in the evening. The radiant, northeast of Betelgeuse, is high up by midnight local time. The Moon will be a factor though

October 29 - Dusk: Right after sunset look to the southwest to see the Moon, not quite 2 days old, and Venus less than 5 degrees apart

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