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Pallas will be at opposition on April 6 in Bootes near Eta Bootis. Will the skies clear for a chance to spy it?

Club Meeting - 7 PM April 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.

APRIL CELESTIAL EVENTS

April 8 - Evening: The crescent Moon, Aldebaran, Mars and the Pleiades are together in Taurus

April 9 - Evening: The Moon is about 5 degrees above Aldebaran

April 11- Evening: Mars will be less than 7 degrees from Aldebaran. The star is twice as bright as the planet

April 13- Evening: The gibbous Moon is just about 2 degrees from M44 (Beehive cluster)

April 14- Evening: The Moon is in Leo and is about 5 degrees from Regulus

April 22- Morning and Evening: The Lyrid meteor shower peaks during the evening of April 22nd. Best viewing is the pre-dawn hours of that day. The rather bright gibbous Moon will cause trouble

April 25- Morning: The Moon and Saturn are about 3 degrees apart in Sagittarius

This Month's Constellation -
This Month's Constellation - Leo