Richmond Astronomical Society

Looking for fellow astronomy lovers? Here we are.

Upcoming Events

SMV Skywatch:9/20/2019On the lawn of the SMV, at dusk
Science After Dark9/20/2019At the SMV
Public venue9/21/2019Hopewell City Riverwalk, 205 Appomattox St, Hopewell, 8pm
RAS monthly meeting: 10/8/2019 Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad 7:30pm
Anniversary Celebration10/11/201970th Anniversary of RAS, dinner at the SMV
Staunton River Star Party10/21 – 10/27/2019Staunton River State Park (near South Boston, VA)
Star Party at
James River State Park
11/1 – 11/3/2019James River State Park (near Gladstone, VA)
Board meeting11/18/2019O’Toole’s Restaurant, 4800 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond, 7pm

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


Searching for Information About the Sky?

Telescope Buying Guide

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

Schedule a Skywatch

Are you a teacher? Scout Leader? We offer skywatch sessions, free of charge, for any educational purpose. We will bring telescopes to your site. Just send an email to education@richastro.org

What’s in the Sky Tonight?

Jupiter and Saturn are both visible after dark. Look south–you’ll see two fairly bright objects. The one on the right, and the brighter object is Jupiter. The one to the…

Future and Past RAS Events