Richmond Astronomical Society

Archive for May 2011

East Coast Star Party and Scout Camp Observing

May 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog

East Coast Star Party: The East Coast Star Party is scheduled for June 2 – 4 near Coinjock, NC at the Hampton Lodge Camping Resort, approximately 45 miles south of the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area. To reach the site from this area, drive south on US 158, cross the Joseph Palmer Knapp Bridge at Coinjock. Turn […]



March Meeting Minutes

May 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Meetings

Richmond Astronomical Society 738th Consecutive Meeting March 8, 2011 —– Jim Browder called our meeting to order in the Eureka room. Greeting & Announcements – approximately 37 in attendance at the meeting.   Share Table A member brought in a few photos taken through his telescope.  Star maps. One member jokingly announced he brought in […]



February 2011 Board Meeting Minutes

May 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Board Meetings

RAS Board Meeting February 21, 2011 President Jim Browder called the meeting to order at 7:01pm. Attendees (9): Jim Browder, President Jim Blowers, Treasurer Chris McCann, Secretary Ken Wilson Betty Wilson Prashant Reddy Gary Cowardin Laura Graham Dave Walton   Secretary’s report given by Chris McCann November’s board meeting minutes were distributed, discussed, corrected, and […]



Astronomy Day, Kent Blackwell in S&T and Goodbye to a Friend

May 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog

Astronomy Day 2011: Many many thanks to all who helped out with this year’s Astronomy Day at the Science Museum. We had a steady flow of interested and engaged visitors. The activities included our traditional water rockets, solar viewing, telescopes on display, telescope construction, video astronomy, “Touch-a-meteorite,” indoor air pressure rockets and our roving astronaut. […]