|The next meeting of the Richmond Astronomical Society will be on Tuesday, March 11, 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.
At this meeting, we will be treated to a preview of the newly upgraded digital projection system in the Ethyl Planetarium. The Science Museum has upgraded the projection system from the ground up and renovated the dome interior. Please join us if you can for this very special presentation.
Open house at the RAS Ragland Observatory on March 8. More information on the March calendar here.
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
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.
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.