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Are you ready for the Saturn opposition on June 27? Only about a month away until a Mars opposition!

Club Meeting - 7 PM June 12

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.

CELESTIAL EVENTS FOR: JUNE 2018

June 10 - Evening: Venus, Castor and Pollux form a string of beads as they set in the west. Venus on the left, Castor on the right, Pollux in between

June 15 - Dusk: Mercury is barely out of the Sun's glare as it sets in the Northwest. Binoculars will be helpful. Visibility improves throughout June

June 16 - Evening: The waxing crescent Moon is about 8 degrees from Venus, with the Beehive cluster almost exactly halfway between

June 19-20 - All night: Vesta is at opposition with the Sun and at magnitude 5.3, visible all night with the naked eye at dark locations. See June Sky&Telescope, page 48 for details

June 21 - THE LONGEST DAY OF THE YEAR in the Northern hemisphere. Summer begins at the solstice at 3:07 a.m. PDT

June 27-28 - All night: Saturn is at opposition with the Sun! The rings are tilted to near maximum and the planet shines at 0.0 magnitude. See June Sky&Telescope, page 50 for details

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This Month's Constellation - Bootes