Richmond Astronomical Society

Archive for September 2010

VAAS 2010 – Mark Your Calendar – October 9!

Sep 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Events

The annual meeting of the Virginia Association of Astronomical Societies will be held this year on the campus of Roanoke College in the Colket Center (221 College Lane, Salem, VA) on October 9 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM with evening observing opportunities.  More information is at: http://www.rvasclub.org/vaas/index.htm



RAS Fall Picnic and a Busy October Coming Up

Sep 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog

Many many thanks! Our volunteers put forth a huge amount of time and effort to coordinate and support our many outreach events and skywatches as well as moving and organizing our library books, caring for our observatory and taking care of the club’s business and other activities.  I cannot begin to thank everyone properly.  It […]



A great night at City Point

Sep 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Events

RAS had three telescopes at the latest skywatch for the Petersburg National Battlefield Park Service at City Point in Hopewell. And it’s a good thing we had as many scopes as we did, because we were surprised by a sizable group of scouts that had come for a rocket and astronomy activity earlier in the […]



August 2010 Board Meeting Minutes

Sep 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Board Meetings

RAS Board Meeting August 16, 2010 President Jim Browder called the meeting to order at 7:01pm. Attendees (8): Jim Browder, President David Medici, Vice President Jim Blowers, Treasurer Chris McCann, Secretary Ken Wilson Prashant Reddy Bill Jeffries Tim Streagle   Secretary’s report given by Chris McCann May’s board meeting minutes were distributed, discussed, and accepted. […]



August Meeting Minutes

Sep 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Meetings

Richmond Astronomical Society 731st Consecutive Meeting August 10, 2010 —– Jim Browder called our meeting to order in the Eureka room. Greeting & Announcements – approximately 25 in attendance at the meeting. Please check the link to our RAS blog: http://richastro.org/index.php/category/blog/ Thanks to the many email responses who were willing to help with the telescope […]



July Meeting Minutes

Sep 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Meetings

Richmond Astronomical Society 730th Consecutive Meeting July 13, 2010 —– Jim Browder called our meeting to order in the Eureka room. Greeting & Announcements – approximately 25 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 few eyepieces by John […]



News About the Dark Skies, Bright Kids Program

Sep 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Blog

A couple of months ago, several very dedicated graduate students from UVA presented at our monthly Richmond Astronomical Society meeting about the “Dark Skies, Bright Kids” program they are sponsoring in Charlottesville.  The program enhances science education at rural schools.  The graduate students have put a great deal of their personal time and effort into […]