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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, March 18th, 7:30 p.m., Classroom B, 3rd floor, Center on Church, Downtown Roanoke.  In response to requests from some of our newest club members, our March meeting will be a back-to-basics night.  Our featured speaker will be Ray Bradley.  He and Dan Chrisman are among our members most engaged in public outreach, and developed an “Introduction to Amateur Astronomy” program for this purpose. Ray will present the core of this program, with an emphasis on night sky basics, gearing up for backyard astronomy, tips for observing sessions and ways to get involved.  Those new to amateur astronomy will be motivated to explore, while more seasoned amateurs will be encouraged to connect with others less familiar with our hobby.  Along with Ray’s talk, we’ll have John Goss’ Deep-Sky Challenge and Lunar Questions of the Day, Frank Baratta’s What’s Up sky review and our other regular monthly meeting activities.  See you on the 18th!


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