Woodlake Skywatch

Thanks to everyone who came out for the skywatch at Woodlake.  It was one of those events where the weather made it a tough call whether to have the skywatch.  Reports at the site indicated clearing and there was some clear sky to the west, so it made sense to go ahead with the event. … Read more

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October Meeting Minutes

Richmond Astronomical Society 721th Consecutive Meeting October 13, 2009 —– Jim Browder called our meeting to order, in the Eureka Room. Greeting & Announcements – approximately 36 in attendance at the meeting. This will be a very special meeting! Share table: John brought some books for anyone interested in having them.  He also brought a … Read more

September Meeting minutes

Richmond Astronomical Society 720th Consecutive Meeting September 8, 2009 —– Jim Browder called our meeting to order, in the Eureka Room. Greeting & Announcements – approximately 34 in attendance at the meeting. Share table: There were a few magazines who want them.  There was also information regarding how far the TV broadcast signals have traveled … Read more

Twitter feed

I post stuff periodically on the club’s Twitter site, richastrova. Up to this point, you had to have a Twitter account to see those postings, but now we’ve made those “tweets” available from the club’s web page. If you go to the web site, and page down, looking in the right hand column, you’ll see them, under the title “Twitter feed.”

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What a Presentation!

Many, many thanks to Anne Verbiscer for fascinating us at our meeting on October 13 with the story of the discovery of Saturn’s largest ring by her, Michael Skrutskie (UVA) and Douglas Hamilton (University of Maryland)! In February of this year, Anne and her colleagues used Spitzer’s infrared camera, called the multiband imaging photometer, to … Read more