Richmond Astronomical Society

Archive for January 2016

Dust off your blink comparators – there may be a Planet Nine!

Jan 24th, 2016 | By | Category: Blog, Events

When Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto, he painstakingly photographed portions of the sky using a 13-inch telescope at Lowell Observatory and compared images from successive nights, looking for objects that showed movement between images.  Objects that moved over the course of a night would be within in our solar system. Mr. Tombaugh used a device called […]



2016 Star Parties

Jan 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Blog

Lots of star party opportunities in the mid-Atlantic region.  Below are the ones for which we have information.  If you would like another event to be listed, please send a note to president@richastro.org.  __________________________ Staunton River Star Party, March 9-13, Staunton River State Park: Registration is now open for the spring installment of the Staunton […]



Slooh Community Observatory

Jan 10th, 2016 | By | Category: Blog

The Slooh Community Observatory recently contacted RAS to make available Slooh’s live video feed on our website.  Slooh covers events of astronomical interest, hosts interviews with astronomers and space scientists and presents live telescope views during imaging runs from Slooh’s remote telescopes. Below is the link to the live Slooh video feed: If you want […]