Richmond Astronomical Society

Archive for October 2012

Latest News Stories

Oct 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Meetings

  October Meeting Minutes    Curiosity’s Views of Gale Crater   Massive Black Hole in Orion Nebula, Only 1,300 Light-Years Away?   Astronomers Capture Brilliant Globular Cluster NGC 6362   NASA’s NuStar gets first look at black hole at the center of the Milky Way   Scientists measure the universe’s first starlight   Mars rover […]



September Meeting Minutes

Oct 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Meetings

RichmondAstronomical Society 756th Consecutive Meeting September 11, 2012 —–   Greetings – approximately 33 in attendance at the meeting. Jim Browder called our meeting to order in theEurekaroom.   Share Table Jim displayed a portion of the RAS website having to do with the VAAS meeting information.  He also mentioned that RAS has a Facebook […]



August Meeting Minutes

Oct 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Meetings

RichmondAstronomical Society 755th Consecutive Meeting August 14, 2012 —–   Greetings – approximately 31 in attendance at the meeting.   Share Table A copy of Eric Douglass’s book: 1964 “Mars Project” Report Ken displayed a new useful red/white flashlight that he bought from Target. Jim Blowers announced that the observatory had a temporary visitor – […]



July Meeting Minutes

Oct 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Meetings

RichmondAstronomical Society 754th Consecutive Meeting July 10, 2012 —–   Greetings – approximately 21 in attendance at the meeting.   (Altered agenda tonight — share table, library report and visitor welcome will occur around our visitor/speaker’s arrival)   Share Table Sky & Telescope magazine Prashant brought in 2 distinctly different moon globes.  The older of […]



June Meeting Minutes

Oct 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Meetings

RichmondAstronomical Society 753rd Consecutive Meeting June 12, 2012 —–   Greetings – approximately 36 in attendance at the meeting. Jim Browder called our meeting to order in theEurekaroom with a viewing of the TV coverage of the Venus Transit from channels 6 and 8.  Many thanks from Jim, Leslie, and theScienceMuseumfor our public observing session […]



May Meeting Minutes

Oct 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Meetings

RichmondAstronomical Society 752th Consecutive Meeting May 8, 2012 —–   Greetings – approximately 28 in attendance at the meeting. Jim Browder called our meeting to order in theEurekaroom. Name tags are being passed out during the next few meetings to our members.   Share Table Astronomy Day photos!! John Raymond had photos from the NEAF […]



April Meeting Minutes

Oct 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Meetings

RichmondAstronomical Society 751th Consecutive Meeting April 10, 2012 —–   Greetings – approximately 34 in attendance at the meeting. Jim Browder called our meeting to order in theEurekaroom. Name tags are being passed out during the next few meetings to our members.     Share Table Several photos of planets and nebulas were brought in […]