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RVAS WEEKEND OBSERVING OPPORTUNITIES: RVAS members observe from various sites. Cahas Knob Overlook, at milepost 139 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, is our traditional location and most often frequented. For updates on members’ observing plans, log onto the RVAS Yahoo Group (RVAS members only) and/or call the RVAS Message Line, 540-774-5651, about an hour before sunset on the indicated dates.


-- Friday and Saturday, July 6th and 7th. Sunset is at 8:43 p.m. Astronomical twilight ends at 10:35 p.m. The Moon rises at 1:48 and 2:22 a.m., Respectively.


-- Friday and Saturday, July 13th and 14th. Sunset is at 8:41 p.m. Astronomical twilight ends at 10:30 p.m. The Moon sets at 9:21 and 10:10 p.m., Respectively.


-- Future Weekend Observing Opportunities: August 3rd and 4th; 10th and 11th; 31st and Sept. 1st.


ROANOKE CITY PARKS and RECREATION PUBLIC STARGAZE: Saturday, July 7th, 9:30 p.m., Cahas Knob Overlook, milepost 139, Blue Ridge Parkway. Nonmembers must register with Parks & Rec. at 540-853-2236. Members can call 540-774-5651 for information. (Next session: August 4th, 9:15 p.m., Cahas Knob Overlook.)