Visitor taking a photo of the Moon
with her phone at a Science Museum Skywatch

Upcoming Events

SMV SkywatchSept. 27No skywatches in June, July or August.
Powhatan State ParkJuly 13Open to the public. 8:30 PM-10:30 PM. More info here.
RAS monthly meetingJuly 9Our monthly meeting will be held at the Science Museum of Virginia (in the Thalhimer Theater) and online 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.

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 of Vega, you’ll…

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….

Future and Past RAS Events