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Welcome to the Heart of the Valley Astronomers

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STAR PARTIES are CANCELED for April and May 2020!

TENTATIVE: Virtual Club Meeting - 7 PM April 14

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.

APRIL CELESTIAL EVENTS

April 14 - Dawn: Last quarter Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars are all in an arc above the south-southeastern horizon

April 15 - Dawn: The Moon is 3 degrees below Saturn with Jupiter and Mars on either side

April 16 - Dawn: The Moon is 3 to 4 degrees to the lower left of Mars

April 22 - Night: The lyrid meteor shower peaks in the early morning hours. The Moon won't be a factor. This shower can produce fireballs

April 25 - Dusk: The waxing crescent Moon is 3 to 4 degrees from Aldebaran

April 26 - Dusk: See the Moon between the horns of the Bull about 4 degrees from Zeta Tauri, Venus is about 7 degrees to the right

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