|The next meeting of the Richmond Astronomical Society will be on Tuesday, December 10, 7:00 PM (note earlier time) at the Science Museum of Virginia. At our December meeting we transform into the Richmond Gastronomical Society and have an astronomically good time eating together with maybe a game of Astro-Jeopardy thrown in. Please join us for the meeting and bring a dish to share.
Comet ISON appears to have suffered considerable disintegration as it traveled past the Sun. It’s not yet certain what remains of the comet, but it’s fading fast and very diffuse. More information from Phil Plait.
You can actually watch ISON go around the sun via the Solar Dynamics Observatory.
Incredible time lapse video of two comets passing earth
A new blog entry has been posted about the recent Staunton River Star Party. It was a great party! Tell your astronomer friends. The blog post is at this link.
This is one of the most amazing astronomy photos I’ve ever seen.
Book Signing Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space ExplorationMeet author and Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin and take home a signed book as a memento.Saturday, June 1, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. At the Museum Shop
Could it be another Hale-Bopp?
I sure wish Richmond had seen this kind of creativity when they used a similar contest to name the local baseball team The Flying Squirrels.
October meeting minutes are displayed below
November 2012 Meeting Minutes
Richmond Astronomical Society
769th Consecutive Meeting
October 8, 2013
Announcements / Share Table
Jim Browder recorded activities at the Staunton River Star Party and showed us the 8 minute video.
Membership dues are due. Consider getting magazines, observatory membership, and calendars.
Jim Blowers brought in the book, “End of Night”. This book will be discussed on Sunday October 20, at Ellwood Thompson’s.
JohnR was selling eyepieces. He, also, brought in information about purchasing the 2014 version of the Canada Observer’s Handbook.
Board of Directors Nominations — David Medici
Board responsibilities were discussed. Election will be during November meeting. Officer elections will be done at November’s board meeting.