Richmond Astronomical Society


    Panorama 1e The next meeting of the Richmond Astronomical Society will be on Tuesday, May 13, 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.

    Randy Tatum captured this really cool picture of a 22 degree arc around the sun on Friday.  More information about the formation of these arcs can be found here.

    A review of the latest Staunton River Star Party appears in our blog at this link.  The weather was uncooperative this time, but the park staff and CHAOS did a great job!






Supernova in M82!

A supernova has appeared in the Messier 82 galaxy – visible in moderate size telescopes and a well-placed imaging target.  More information here.

Supernova in M82 - imaged by Jim Browder

My New Favorite Star Party

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.



Book signing, Buzz Aldrin–this Saturday

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

Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration