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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
September 4-6 - Dawn: Mars is less than 1 degree from Regulus. Mercury about 3 degrees to the right, upper right of Mars and Regulus, use binoculars
September 10 - Dawn: Mercury, at 0.0 magnitude is 1 degree to the lower right of Regulus, Mars is 3 degrees to the lower left
September 12 - Morning: The waxing gibbous Moon is in the Hyades. The Moon occults Aldebaran for Hawaii and western North America
September 15 - The Cassini spacecraft will plunge into the planet Saturn after orbiting the planet for 13 years. Farewell Cassini!
September 22 - Autumn begins in the Northern Hemisphere at the equinox at 1:02 pm PDT
September 22 - Dusk: The thin, waxing, crescent Moon shines about 7 degrees to the upper left of Jupiter in the west-southwest
September 26 - Evening: Saturn shines in the southwest about 3 degrees below the waxing crescent Moon
This Month's Constellation - Cygnus