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Heart of the Valley Astronomers pizza feed and swap meet on December 10th!

Club Meeting - 7 PM December 10

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.

DECEMBER CELESTIAL EVENTS

December 10 - Dusk and evening: Saturn and Venus will be less than 2 degrees apart low in the southwestern sky

December 12 - Dawn: Mars shines about a quarter of a degree from Alpha Librae

December 13 - 14 - Night: Geminid meteor shower peaks on the 14th, best times to look are early morning/late evening on the 14th. The Moon will interfere

December 17 - Morning: The Moon will be 3 or 4 degrees from Regulus

December 20 - Morning: The waning gibbous Moon will be roughly between Porrima and Spica

December 21 - Longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere; winter begins at 8:19 pm PST

This Month's Constellation -
This Month's Constellation - Andromeda