Richmond Astronomical Society

Archive for August 2015

May 2015 Board Meeting minutes

Aug 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Board Meetings

RAS Board Meeting May 18, 2015 President Jim Browder called the meeting to order at 7:01 pm. Attendees (11): • Jim Browder, President • Matthew Roy, Vice President • Jim Blowers, Treasurer • Chris McCann, Secretary • John Raymond, Observatory Director • Ken Wilson • Betty Wilson • Gary Cowardin • Dave Medici • Michael […]



Meteor Shower August 12

Aug 12th, 2015 | By | Category: Events

Be sure to go outside August 12, to see one of the best meteor showers of them all. The Perseids Meteor Shower will peak tomorrow morning around 2 am EST, but there should be plenty to see all night long.



Prashant Reddy

Aug 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Blog

Prashant Reddy, long-time member and friend of the Richmond Astronomical Society passed away at his home in Powhatan. Prashant served several terms on our Board of Directors and could often be seen at Science Museum skywatches and other club events with the club’s solar scope or chatting with visitors. He coordinated several of our Astronomy […]



Staunton River Dark Sky Park

Aug 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Events

Staunton River State Park has been formally designated as a Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Skies Association.  Read the press release here.  Many congratulations and thanks to Staunton River State Park and the Chapel Hill Astronomy Club for making this happen (particularly Adam Layman, Park Manager and Jayme Hanzak, Chapel Hill Club President)!