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Cordinates: 37o 16' 04" N, 79o 56' 26"W
Altitude is about 1050 feet (320 meters)

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MONTHLY MEETING: Monday, August 19th, 7:30 p.m., Classroom B, 3rd floor, Center on Church, Downtown Roanoke.  Early last month 2019’s only total solar eclipse took place.  Passing from the central South Pacific to the western edge of the South Atlantic, the shadow of the sun-obscuring moon crossed the narrow finger of South America occupied by Chile and Argentina, the only land area where totality could be viewed.  And RVAS Immediate Past President Dan Chrisman and his wife, Carolyn, were among those who had the opportunity to travel to Chile for the event.  For our August featured program, the Chrismans will share their experiences.  Whether a seasoned amateur or new to astronomy, their photos and commentary will offer something for everyone.  Mark your calendars and plan to attend our August 19th meeting for our featured program and other regularly scheduled activities!

RVAS Page Banner : The Horsehead and Flame Nebula in Orion

By Clem Elechi