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October 2013 Meeting Minutes

Jul 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Meetings

  October 2013 Meeting Minutes September 2013 Meeting Minutes August 2013 Meeting Minutes July 2013 Meeting Minutes June 2013 Meeting Minutes May 2013 Meeting Minutes April 2013 Meeting Minutes March 2013 Meeting Minutes February 2013 Meeting Minutes January 2013 Meeting Minutes December 2012 Meeting Minutes November 2012 Meeting Minutes ——- Richmond Astronomical Society 769th Consecutive […]



Latest News Stories & Meeting Minutes

Feb 13th, 2013 | By | Category: Meetings

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Latest News Stories

Nov 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Meetings

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Latest News Stories

Oct 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Meetings

  October Meeting Minutes    Curiosity’s Views of Gale Crater   Massive Black Hole in Orion Nebula, Only 1,300 Light-Years Away?   Astronomers Capture Brilliant Globular Cluster NGC 6362   NASA’s NuStar gets first look at black hole at the center of the Milky Way   Scientists measure the universe’s first starlight   Mars rover […]



Latest News Stories

Aug 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Meetings

Star Zips around Milky Way Black Hole once in 11.5 years   Strange Cold Layer Discovered in Atmosphere of Venus   Gemini Observatory Captures Sharpest-Ever Ground-Based Image of Pluto and Charon   Liquid water near Europa’s surface a rarity   NASA rover finds old streambed on martian surface   Peering to the edge of a […]



The Sun’s almost perfectly round shape baffles scientists

Aug 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Meetings

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Mars Landing

Aug 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Events

Curiosity is scheduled to land in the Red Planet’s Gale Crater late Sunday or very, very early Monday, depending on your Earthbound time zone. Confirmation of the landing should come at about 10:31 p.m. PT Sunday for folks on the U.S. West Coast, or 1:31 a.m. ET Monday for those on the East Coast. The […]



Giant rover to make ‘terrifying’ landing on Mars

Jul 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Events

No spacecraft has ever landed like this before and NASA admits it’ll be a wild ride. NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover, a 2,000 pound (900 kilogram) SUV-sized robotic science laboratory, is scheduled to touch down on August 6 at 1:31 a.m. EDT. Mission managers say Curiosity’s trip to Mars has been “outstanding,” but the landing will be the hardest ever attempted. […]



Belmead on James Skywatch, August 25, 7:30 PM:

Jul 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Events

Skywatch at Belmead on the James / Thomas Berry Educational Center.  RAS will deploy astronomers and telescopes for the event and there will be an indoor introductory session prior to the observing session.  This is an easily accessible dark sky location with plenty of parking adjacent to the observing site.  Please contact Jim Browder at […]