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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.
FEBRUARY CELESTIAL EVENTS
February 1 - Dusk: Venus shines above the southwestern horizon. It will climb higher as the month progresses.
February 10 - Dusk: Mercury is in the west-southwest more than 10 degrees above the horizon 1/2 hr after sunset.
February 16 - Dawn: The Moon is in Scorpius about 1 degree from Beta Sco (aka Graffias)
February 18 - Dawn: The waxing crescent Moon occults Mars for most viewers in North and Central America. We'll see it here in Oregon!
February 19 - Dawn: Waning Moon and Jupiter are about 3 or 4 degrees apart to the left of Sagittarius.
February 20 - Dawn: The Moon is about 2 degrees to the lower right of Saturn
February 27 - Dusk: The Moon and Venus are about 5 degrees apart in the west.
This Month's Constellation - Auriga