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Archive for November 2015

A Good Feed Indeed

Nov 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Events

The RAS Fall picnic was a success thanks to our master chefs, kind visitors who brought an array of delicious items, grilling equipment, Belmead for hosting us and the clear dark skies of Powhatan County.  All conspired to make for a great picnic.  Thanks to all.  A blog post about the event with pictures captured […]



November 2015 Fall RAS Picnic

Nov 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Blog

Nice picnic! We had a great picnic at Belmead. The food was outstanding, the company was excellent and the skies were clear and dark. A great combination. For those that have not been to Belmead, it is a beautiful dark sky location in Powhatan County with an extremely rich history. After partially setting up my […]



August 2015 Board Meeting Minutes

Nov 8th, 2015 | By | Category: Board Meetings

RAS Board Meeting August 17, 2015 President Jim Browder called the meeting to order at 7:11 pm. Attendees (10): • Jim Browder, President • Matthew Roy, Vice President • Jim Blowers, Treasurer • Chris McCann, Secretary • Ken Wilson • Betty Wilson • Gary Cowardin • Dave Medici • Michael Pitchford • Ted Bethune Missing […]



Meeting Minutes

Nov 8th, 2015 | By | Category: Meetings

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October 2015 Meeting Minutes

Nov 8th, 2015 | By | Category: Meetings

Richmond Astronomical Society 793rd Consecutive Meeting October 13, 2015 Greetings – approximately 33 in attendance at the meeting. Jim Browder called our meeting to order in the Eureka meeting room Announcements / Share Table • Dues are due: RAS dues for next year are due by the end of 2015. Please pay your dues payment […]



September 2015 Meeting Minutes

Nov 8th, 2015 | By | Category: Meetings

Richmond Astronomical Society 792nd Consecutive Meeting September 8, 2015 Greetings – approximately 36 in attendance at the meeting. Jim Browder called our meeting to order in the Eureka meeting room Announcements / Share Table • Telescope for sale: RAS member Bill Nelson has a very lightly used 10-inch Orion Dobsonian with Intelliscope computerized object locator […]



August 2015 Meeting Minutes

Nov 8th, 2015 | By | Category: Meetings

Richmond Astronomical Society 791st Consecutive Meeting August 11, 2015 Greetings – approximately 41 in attendance at the meeting. Jim Browder called our meeting to order in the Eureka meeting room Announcements / Share Table Sad news – Prashant Reddy, a long time RAS member and board member, unexpectedly passed away last night (August 10) after […]



July 2015 Meeting Minutes

Nov 8th, 2015 | By | Category: Meetings

Richmond Astronomical Society 790th Consecutive Meeting July 14, 2015 Greetings – approximately 29 in attendance at the meeting. Jim Browder called our meeting to order in the Eureka meeting room Announcements / Share Table Leslie had a focuser, dew shield, and a 6” lens for sale Ken showed us a tour video of the Von […]



May 2015 Meeting Minutes

Nov 8th, 2015 | By | Category: Meetings

Richmond Astronomical Society 788th Consecutive Meeting May 12, 2015 Greetings – approximately 29 in attendance at the meeting. Jim Browder called our meeting to order in the Eureka meeting room Announcements / Share Table Box of educational pamphlets and hand-outs Photo of sun taken by Randy, used UV light filter Library Report: Virginia Eckert Welcome […]



April 2015 Meeting Minutes

Nov 8th, 2015 | By | Category: Meetings

Richmond Astronomical Society 787th Consecutive Meeting April 14, 2015 Greetings – approximately 41 in attendance at the meeting. Jim Browder called our meeting to order in the Eureka meeting room Announcements / Share Table Staunton River State Park – Dark Sky Park Application Chris M has eclipse glasses that are being sold by the Astronomical […]