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Archive for October 2011

Florida Stargazing Report

Oct 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog

Frank Green passed along this report on his recent expedition to Florida for some excellent stargazing: Drove down to the Chiefland Astronomy Villgae near Chiefland, Fl. last week (Oct. 23) for one of the two annual star parties there. The sky is darker at Chiefland than at many Virginia sites, though not as dark as […]



Heart of Virginia Star Party – Be There November 18-20!

Oct 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog

Calling All Astronomers! Heart of Virginia Fall Star Party November 18 – 20   The Heart of Virginia Scout Reservation in Goochland County is once again hosting a Fall Star Party! All area astronomers are invited to attend. The Richmond Astronomical Society will be there and will be supplying refreshments for the event. We hope that […]



July Meeting Minutes

Oct 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Meetings

RichmondAstronomical Society 742nd Consecutive Meeting July 12, 2011 —– Jim Browder called our meeting to order in theEurekaroom.   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 and a few […]



June Meeting Minutes

Oct 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Meetings

RichmondAstronomical Society 741st Consecutive Meeting June 14, 2011 —– Jim Browder called our meeting to order in theEurekaroom.   Greeting & Announcements – approximately 32 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, including an ISS orbit map, a scavenger hunt (for […]



May Meeting Minutes

Oct 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Meetings

RichmondAstronomical Society 740th Consecutive Meeting May 10, 2011 —– Jim Browder called our meeting to order in theEurekaroom.   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 perusal or for sale, including a few eyepieces. […]



VAAS 2011

Oct 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Events

The annual meeting of the Virginia Association of Astronomical Societies was hosted this year by our friends, the Back Bay Amateur Astronomers, on Saturday, October 1, in Virginia Beach at Tidewater Community College. From the Richmond area we had Jim Blowers, Daryl Douglas, Bill Jeffries, Dave Medici, Dave Walton, Betty Wilson, Ken Wilson me. . . . .