Richmond Astronomical Society

Archive for October 2014

Eclipse Thursday

Oct 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Events

Solar eclipse tomorrow afternoon-Warning: Don’t stare. Even at maximum eclipse, a sliver of sun peeking out from behind the Moon can still cause pain and eye damage. Direct viewing should only be attempted with the aid of a safe solar filter. More info here, including how to see multiple images with your fingers. http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/17oct_sunseteclipse/



Persistence pays off!

Oct 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Events

At the Fall picnic we were treated to great food, marvelous company and some extremely comfortable temperatures along with beautiful views in the afternoon.  Clouds prevented astronomical observing until about 11:00 PM when they parted and offered a beautiful, clear, dark sky.  Many, many thanks to all of our members, friends and guests who attended […]



Persistence Pays Off!

Oct 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Blog

At this year’s Fall picnic we were treated to great food, marvelous company and some extremely comfortable temperatures along with beautiful views in the afternoon.  As the sun approached the horizon, clouds rolled in as they are apt to do and prevented astronomical viewing in the evening. Most of our guests and astronomers had left […]



Lunar Eclipse!

Oct 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Events

RAS member Bryan Hartley captured some great images of the lunar eclipse in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.  Enjoy! Thanks to Bryan for sharing his images!