Richmond Astronomical Society

Archive for June 2010

Added share button to site

Jun 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog, Events

I just added a new link to our web page, in the rightmost column, under Categories. To use it, once you open an article for reading, just click on the Share button. This will take you to a page where you can select a social network to share it with.



Moon and Mars converge

Jun 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Events

If you go outside tonight (June 17), or the next few nights, you’ll see the Moon very close to Mars, and moving toward Saturn. Here’ the view on June 16. As the nights go by, the Moon will move to the left.



May 2010 Board Meeting Minutes

Jun 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Board Meetings

RAS Board Meeting May 17, 2010 President Jim Browder called the meeting to order at 7:03pm. Attendees (8): Jim Browder, President David Medici, Vice President Jim Blowers, Treasurer Chris McCann, Secretary John Barnett, Observatory Director Gary Cowardin Betty Wilson Ken Wilson   Secretary’s report given by Chris McCann February’s board meeting minutes were distributed, discussed, […]



May Meeting Minutes

Jun 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Meetings

Richmond Astronomical Society 728th Consecutive Meeting May 11, 2010 —– Jim Browder called our meeting to order in the Eureka room. Greeting & Announcements – approximately 31 in attendance at the meeting. Please check the link to our RAS blog: http://richastro.org/index.php/category/blog/ Share table: There were several items for sale, including a telescope, a few eyepieces […]



April Meeting Minutes

Jun 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Meetings

Richmond Astronomical Society 727th Consecutive Meeting April 13, 2010 —– Jim Browder called our meeting to order in the Eureka room. Greeting & Announcements – approximately 38 in attendance at the meeting. Please check the link to our RAS blog: http://richastro.org/index.php/category/blog/ Share table: There were several items for sale, including a telescope, a few eyepieces […]



So what’s the weather like?

Jun 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog

As we all know, astronomy is an extremely weather-dependent activity (unless you happen to have a space telescope at your disposal).  As such, most astronomers have an interest in the weather and many of us have gained quite a bit of expertise in gauging weather conditions for a night of viewing.  What better subject to […]