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RVAS WEEKEND OBSERVING OPPORTUNITIES: RVAS members observe from various sites, with Cahas Knob Overlook, at milepost 139 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, being our traditional location.  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, September 20th and 21st.  Sunset is at 7:20 p.m.  Astronomical twilight ends at 8:47 p.m. The Moon rises at 11:16 p.m. and 12:03 a.m., respectively.


-- Friday and Saturday, September 27th and 28th.  Sunset is at 7:09 p.m.  Astronomical twilight ends at 8:36 p.m. The Moon sets at 6:56 and 7:32 p.m., respectively.


-- Future Weekend Observing Opportunities: October 18th and 19th; 25th and 26th.


RVAS ANNUAL PICNIC and PARTY!!! Saturday, October 12th, 3:00 p.m., Apple Ridge Farm, Copper Hill, VA.  For RVAS members and their families.  See elsewhere in this issue for details.


ROANOKE CITY PARKS and RECREATION PUBLIC STARGAZE: Saturday, September 25th, 8:00 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: October 26th, 7:15 p.m., Cahas Knob Overlook.)