Richmond Astronomical Society

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The History of the Richmond Astronomical Society

Aug 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Blog

The RAS startedin 1949 October as a group of local astronomers wanting to set up a group. The society, with a great deal of cooperative effort and some ingenious designs, constructed a 7-inch refracting telescope in the Bon Air vicinity of the Richmond area; this telescope is still usable today despite light pollution. The club […]

Tonight’s meeting topic

Aug 11th, 2009 | By | Category: Events

Tonight Ken and Betty Wilson will give a talk on the Great China Eclipse of 2009. This eclipse is a member of Saros 136; a Saros is a period of 18 years 10 1/3 days in which eclipses repeat. The previous eclipse of this Saros was on 1991 July 11, and I was in Mexico […]

Stargazing at Radford

Jul 31st, 2009 | By | Category: Events

I was at Radford, Virginia at SUUSI on 2009 July 23. One of the things I did at SUUSI was “Stargazing”, where we went to a site near Mountain Lake.