Museum of History and Culture

Upcoming Events

SMV Skywatch9/22Canceled for tonight, due to cloudy forecast. Held on the front lawn of the Science Museum, 2500 W Broad, Richmond. Start time is around 8pm.
RAS monthly meeting10/10Our monthly meeting will be held at the Science Museum of Virginia (in the Thalhimer Theater) and online The meeting starts at 7:30 PM. We will open the video conference at 7:00 PM at this link for people to chat if they like and keep it open after the meeting. Please join us if you can – everyone is welcome in-person or online.
Partial Solar Eclipse10/14Starting at noon, RAS will have telescopes set up in front of the Science Museum for safe viewing of the Sun. The eclipse is partial, with about a third of the Sun being covered. You can buy solar glasses in the museum gift shop.

You can find a full list of venues on the Venue Page

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What’s in the Sky Tonight?

Facing South and looking almost straight overhead, you’ll see two bright stars. The one to the right is Arcturus, and the one to the left is Vega. To the left…

Telescope Buying Guide

Do you want to buy a telescope, but don’t know where to start? You might consider using a pair of binoculars first, to become acquainted with the night sky. You…

Schedule a Skywatch

Are you a teacher? Scout Leader? We offer skywatch sessions, free of charge, for any educational purpose. We’ll bring one or more telescopes, depending on the size of the crowd….

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