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

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MONTHLY MEETING: February 15th, 7:30 p.m., Classroom A, 3rd floor, Center on Church, Downtown Roanoke. Rescheduled from last month, this evening our own Paul Caffrey will highlight his involvement in occultation timing and the equipment he uses. From mapping mountains of the moon to the shape of distant asteroids, occultation timing can improve our knowledge of asteroid orbits and even reveal hitherto-unknown asteroid moons. Join us for a look at this fascinating branch of observational astronomy!

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