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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.


Apr 15 - Dusk: The waxing crescent Moon is in Taurus within 5 degrees of Aldebaran

Apr 17 - Dusk: See the Moon about 5 degrees above Mars

Apr 19 - Dusk: After sunset in the west-southwest the Moon, Pollux and Castor form a line

Apr 20 - Dusk: The first quarter Moon is near M44 (Beehive cluster)

Apr 22 - Morning: The Lyrids will be peaking in the predawn hours. The waxing gibbous Moon will likely interfere before setting at 4 a.m.

Apr 26 - Dawn: Spica and the Moon are about 5 degrees apart in the west

Apr 29 - Dawn: The waning gibbous Moon is near Antares, they are about 4 degrees apart

This Month's Constellation -
This Month's Constellation - Leo