RAS had three telescopes at the Westover Hills Library last night, to help them celebrate Yuri’s Night-an annual worldwide party to celebrate Yuri Gagarin’s first flight into space–as well as to promote space exploration. The library highlighted many books on astronomy and space celebration, and held events for the younger kids to celebrate the night. We saw many home made flying saucers around our telescopes later in the night.
RAS tries to motivate students to learn about astronomy in several different ways. In addition to holding many skywatches with schools and scouting groups, we also hand out money at one of the bigger science fairs: The Metro Richmond Science Fair. This fair draws students from the greater Richmond area, and usually ends up with two or three hundred projects.
RAS Board Meeting February 15, 2010 President Jim Browder called the meeting to order at 7:00pm. Attendees: Jim Browder, President Gary Cowardin, Vice President Jim Blowers, Treasurer Chris McCann, Secretary John Barnett, Observatory Director Bill Jeffries Jeff Pike Prashant Reddy Tim Streagle David Medici Betty Wilson Ken Wilson Secretary’s report November’s board meeting minutes … Read more