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Did you get a chance to see comet Iwamoto? It has zoomed by through Leo and Gemini and is now near Auriga. Fading fast though, currently about Mag 14

Club Meeting - 7 PM March 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.

MARCH CELESTIAL EVENTS

March 10 - Daylight savings time starts, officially at 2 am, Spring forward!

March 11 - Evening: After sunset the waxing crescent Moon and Mars, about 7 degrees apart, set together around midnight

March 12 - Evening: The Moon, is very close to the Hyades

March 18 - 19 - All night: The waxing gibbous Moon and Regulus move through the sky together. They start at 2 degrees apart, widening to 5.5 degrees before dawn

March 20 - Northern Hemisphere spring begins, 2:58 pm PDT!

March 21 - Evening: Zodiacal light may be seen from dark sites for the next two weeks. Look toward the west in darker twilight for a hazy pyramid of light stretching through Taurus to Gemini

March 26 - 29 - Morning: Jupiter and Saturn are about 25 degrees apart in the southeast. Over the next four mornings the Moon dances around these giant planets

This Month's Constellation -
This Month's Constellation - Gemini