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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.
JUNE CELESTIAL EVENTS
June 5 - Dusk: A thickening crescent Moon, Mars and Mercury are all in Gemini. They form a line about 17 degrees long
June 6 - Evening: The Moon is in Cancer. When it is dark enough you'll see the Beehive Cluster about 4 degrees from the Moon
June 10 - All night: Jupiter is at opposition. It is bigger (46") and brighter (-2.6) than it has been over the past five years
June 15 - Night: The waxing gibbous Moon, Jupiter and Antares form a triangle in the southeast shortly after sunset.
June 18 - Evening: After Mercury and Mars set look to the southeast to see the Moon and Saturn rise in tandem about 1 degree apart
June 21 - The shortest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Summer begins at the solstice 8:54 am PDT (aka 15:54 UT)
This Month's Constellation - Bootes