Richmond Astronomical Society

Archive for April 2010

Yuri’s night at the Westover Hills Library

Apr 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog, Events

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. […]



RAS and the 2010 Metro Richmond Science Fair

Apr 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog, Events

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 […]



February 2010 Board Meeting Minutes

Apr 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Board Meetings

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 […]