Richmond Astronomical Society

Astronomy Day is Almost Here!

Apr 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Blog


April 28 activities at the Science Museum of Virginia and at Belmead on the James in Powhatan 

RAS will be supporting Astronomy Day activities at the Science Museum of Virginia from 12 noon until 4 PM. Please contact Prashant Reddy at if you can help with the Science Museum activities.

That evening we will have a public skywatch at Belmead in Powhatan County starting at 7:00 PM.


Directions to Belmead are at

Please contact Jim Browder at if you can help with the skywatch.  The Belmead organizers are expecting good attendance.  Please bring a telescope if you can.  

Prior to the skywatch we will have an indoor gathering where we will be welcomed by Sr. Angela Lydon with the Belmead organization and we will hear about sights in the night sky from Dr. Demetrius Venable with the Howard University Dept. of Physics and Astronomy and learn about dark sky preservation from our own Laura Graham.

Please join us at Belmead – it should be a lot of fun at a great location away from city lights.

More information about Belmead is at


Jim Browder
Richmond Astronomical Society


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