70th Year Celebration Join us on Friday Oct. 11, at 7pm, as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Richmond Astronomical Society.The cost is $20/person, and you can sign up here. Significant others are invited, of course. Following are more details. Buffet dinner Mosaic Garden SaladBell peppers, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, croutons and romaine greens … Read more

Staunton River Star Party – Registration is now open for October!

Registration is now open for the fall installment of the Staunton River Star Party (October 21-27). Registration information at http://www.chaosastro.org/starparty/ This star party is distinguished by being held at Staunton River State Park, which is designated by the International Dark Skies Association as a dark sky park and has a dedicated observing field adjacent to … Read more

NEAF 2018 by Mearl Balmer

. On April 20 John Raymond, Ray Moody and I traveled by car to Suffern, NY for the 2018 Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF) show (27th year!). Indeed, quite a show it is.  . The lengthy trip was a pleasant one, with no shortage of discussion among the three of us about the world of astronomy. … Read more