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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 10 - Dawn: New Moon at 3:53 AM PDT;

June 13 - Dusk: The Moon is in Cancer about 3 degrees from Mars with the Beehive Cluster (M44) about 4 degrees to the left of the Moon

June 15 - Dusk: The waxing crescent Moon is in Leo about 4 degrees from Regulus

June 20- Longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, summer begins at the solstice, at 8:32 p.m. PDT

June 21 - Dusk: Very low on the west-northwest horizon Venus is about 5 degrees from Pollux

June 23 - Dusk: Mars is in the Beehive Cluster

June 30 - Dawn: Look to the southern horizon to see the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn in an arc

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This Month's Constellation - Bootes