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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.
SEPTEMBER CELESTIAL EVENTS
Sept 4 - Dawn: A very thin Moon is about 4 degrees from the M44 (Beehive Cluster)
Sept 4 - Dusk: Venus, low in the west-southwest, in less than 2 degrees from Spica
Sept 5 - Dawn: Zodiacal light should be visible in the east from about 2 hours before morning twilight. Find a dark viewing spot! Enjoy this sight for the next two weeks.
Sept 9 - Dusk: The Moon, three days past new, is about 3.5 degrees from Venus in Virgo with Spica to the lower right
Sept 15 - Evening: In the south-southeast the Moon, Saturn and Jupiter are in a line
Sept 16 - Evening: The Moon hangs about 4 degrees to the lower right of Saturn
Sept 17 - Evening: A gibbous Moon is 5.5 degrees to the lower right of Jupiter
Sept 22 - Fall begins in the Northern Hemisphere at 12:21 pm PDT
This Month's Constellation - Cygnus