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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 1-7 - Dusk: Venus and Mercury are very close together, low in the western sky
March 10 - Morning: The Moon can be seen between Saturn and Mars
March 11 - Morning: The Moon is 4 to 5 degrees from Saturn
March 15 - Mercury is at greatest elongation, 18 degrees east of the Sun
March 20 - The equinox arrives at 0915 a.m. PDT. Northern Hemisphere spring begins!!
March 28 - Morning: The Moon is 4 to 5 degrees from the bright star Regulus
This Month's Constellation - Leo