Richmond Astronomical Society

Archive for May 2017

Skywatch at Short Pump Middle School

May 11th, 2017 | By | Category: Events

What a good group of kids–we had about 60 students and parents show up for the Short Pump Middle School skywatch. We started off in the auditorium with Madhup Rathi showed an astronomy slide show, and then we headed out behind the school to a fairly dark sky. Amazing–we could even see the big dipper […]



Chesterfield County skywatch

May 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Events

Here’s an alternate use for a soccer field–Terry Barker led a Chesterfield County skywatch for about 20 people on April 28, at the Woodlake Athletic Complex (behind Clover Hill Elementary). The sky was pretty bright, but the Moon, Jupiter, and Mizar were easy targets. Information to sign up is shown below.



February 2017 Board Meeting Minutes

May 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Board Meetings

RAS Board Meeting – February 20, 2017   President Jim Browder called the meeting to order at 7:06 pm.   Attendees (10): Jim Browder, President Matthew Roy, Vice President Jim Blowers, Treasurer Chris McCann, Secretary Gary Cowardin Ken Wilson Terry Barker Joe Racette Tyler Hutcheson Madhup Rathi   Missing: Ted Bethune Betty Wilson Mike Lico […]



November 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

May 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Board Meetings

RAS Board Meeting – November 28, 2016   President Jim Browder called the meeting to order at 7:04 pm.   Attendees (11+1): Jim Browder, President Jim Blowers, Treasurer Chris McCann, Secretary Gary Cowardin Ken Wilson Betty Wilson Mike Lico Michael Pitchford Terry Barker (new to board) Joe Racette (new to board) Tyler Hutcheson (new to […]



August 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

May 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Board Meetings

RAS Board Meeting – August 15, 2016   President Jim Browder called the meeting to order at 7:03 pm.   Attendees (9+2): Jim Browder, President Matthew Roy, Vice President Jim Blowers, Treasurer Chris McCann, Secretary Gary Cowardin Ken Wilson Betty Wilson Mike Lico Madhup Rathi Terry Barker (non-board) Corinne Callison (non-board)   Missing (4): Ted […]



May 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

May 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Board Meetings

RAS Board Meeting – May 16, 2016   President Jim Browder called the meeting to order at 7:04 pm.   Attendees (11+1): Jim Browder, President Matthew Roy, Vice President John Raymond, Observatory Director Jim Blowers, Treasurer Chris McCann, Secretary Gary Cowardin Michael Pitchford Mike Lico Ken Wilson Betty Wilson Dave Medici Leslie Bochenski (non-board)   […]