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WEEKEND OBSERVING OPPORTUNITIES: The following information on Fridays and Saturdays that may be suitable for observing is provided as a courtesy to RVAS members and other readers. The RVAS assumes no responsibility for the health and safety of anyone venturing out to stargaze, and cautions all who may do so to observe appropriate COVID-19 health and safety precautions.

-- Friday and Saturday, September 16th and 17th. Sunset is at 7:25 p.m.  Astronomical twilight ends at 8:53 p.m. The Moon rises at 11:09 and 11:53 p.m., respectively.

-- Friday and Saturday, September 23rd and 24th. Sunset is at 7:15 p.m.  Astronomical twilight ends at 8:41 p.m. The Moon sets at 6:34 and 7:00 p.m., respectively.

-- Future Weekend Observing Opportunities: October 14th and 15th; 21st and 22nd. Note: The 15th is the annual RVAS picnic and star party (rain date: 22nd).