|The next meeting of the Richmond Astronomical Society will be on Tuesday, September 9, 7:30 PM at the Science Museum of Virginia. Please join us for the meeting and, if you can, for dinner at Arby’s across the street from the Museum about 6:00 PM.
Many thanks to the astronomers and visitors we had at Friday’s skywatch. The weather turned out to be less favorable than expected, but we were able to enjoy some great views of Saturn.
Did the Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission just find a Gamma-Ray Burst originating in Andromeda? Turns out the answer is no, but it’s still interesting.
Read more here.
Were ripples in the fabric of space time truly discovered this past March? This is a World Science Festival live stream event, enabling you to listen to a singular conversation, among the world’s most respected pioneers in cosmological theory and observation.
A supernova has appeared in the Messier 82 galaxy – visible in moderate size telescopes and a well-placed imaging target. More information here.
You can actually watch ISON go around the sun via the Solar Dynamics Observatory.
Incredible time lapse video of two comets passing earth