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Archive for June 2011

SkyDay Night – July 15, 2011

Jun 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Events

The Science Museum of Virginia will be hosting a special evening event on July 15 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM called SkyDay night. The Museum will have special IMAX Theater shows, Live Science shows and demonstrations.  The Richmond Astronomical Society will have its regular monthly skywatch in support of the event augmented by our […]

A Cool Supernova and Upcoming Events

Jun 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog

Supernova in M51:  Supernova SN 2011dh continues to brighten and is visible in more and more amateur scopes. Kelly Beatty of Sky and Telescope reports that he was able to view the supernova visually in a 6-inch telescope. The supernova was first noticed on May 31st, by French amateur Amédée Riou in a CCD image captured […]

April Meeting Minutes

Jun 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Meetings

Richmond Astronomical Society 739th Consecutive Meeting April 12, 2011 —– David Medici called our meeting to order in the Eureka room. Greeting & Announcements – approximately 26 in attendance at the meeting. Share Table A few photos taken through telescopes.  Star maps. Library Report (Virginia Eckert): No issues and no theme tonight.  She brought in […]