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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.


Mar 2 - Dawn: In the southwest the waning gibbous Moon is in Virgo about 5 degrees above Spica

Mar 2 - Evening: Mars moves past the Pleiades over the next three evenings.

Mar 5 - Dawn: Low above the southeastern horizon Jupiter and Mercury form a close pair. Saturn is to the upper right

Mar 14 - Daylight savings time officially begins at 2 am local time.

Mar 18 - Dusk: The waxing crescent Moon, Aldebaran, Mars and the Pleiades form a parallelogram

Mar 19 - Dusk: The Moon forms a triangle with Aldebaran and Mars

Mar 20 - Spring begins in the Northern Hemisphere at the equinox, 2:37 am PDT

Mar 23-24 - All night: The Moon is near the Beehive Cluster (M44). It gets closer as they set on the western horizon

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