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Belmead Update

Aug 26th, 2016 | By | Category: Blog, Events

. As many of you know, The Richmond Astronomical Society has developed a partnership over the past few years with Belmead in Powhatan which is a beautiful, historic and convenient dark sky location. We have held joint observing and outreach education events at Belmead near the mansion and at more light-shielded sites on the property. […]



Perseids to ignite across skies late this week in one of best meteor viewing opportunities of 2016 – AccuWeather.com

Aug 10th, 2016 | By | Category: Events

As Earth passes through the debris of Comet Swift-Tuttle late this week, the glowing trains of dying meteors will streak across the night sky, marking the annual return of the Perseid meteor shower. Source: Perseids to ignite across skies late this week in one of best meteor viewing opportunities of 2016 – AccuWeather.com