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Welcome to the Heart of the Valley Astronomers

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Saturn takes center stage!

Club Meeting - 7 PM July 9

VENUE Scott Zimbrick Memorial Fire Station 5, 4950 NW Fair Oaks Drive , Corvallis, OR 97333

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Contact the Heart of the Valley Astronomers

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.

JULY CELESTIAL EVENTS

July 4 - Earth is at aphelion, farthest from the Sun for 2019, at a distance of 94,511,180 miles (about 152.1 million kilometers)

July 8 - Evening: The Moon, just about first quarter, is 2 degrees from Porrima (Gamma Virginis)

July 9 - All night: Saturn is at opposition. Saturn will be in Sagittarius all month to the upper left of the Teapot

July 12 - 15 - Dusk: The Moon will be visiting Scorpius, Ophiuchus and Sagittarius. The Moon pairs first with Jupiter and then Saturn

July 20 - Night: As the waning gibbous Moon rises, think about Neil and Buzz stepping onto our nearest celestial neighbor 50 years ago

July 28 - Dawn: Taurus rises in the east-northeast while the Moon is trailing Aldebaran by about 5 degrees

This Month's Constellation -
This Month's Constellation - Hercules