Richmond Astronomical Society

Heart of Virginia Fall Star Party and Next Meeting of the Richmond Gastronomical Society

Dec 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog

December - The Eating Meeting!

Next meeting:  The next meeting of the Richmond Astronomical Society will be on Tuesday, December 13, 7:30 PM at the Science Museum of Virginia in the Forum. At this meeting we will transform into the Richmond Gastronomical Society and have a potluck dinner as is our custom for the December meeting.  Please send me an e-mail to let me know what you plan to bring (so we don’t all bring the same thing). We will need a variety of main dishes, side dishes, desserts, drink, plates, cups, utensils and ice. Leslie Bochenski will be hosting a game of Astro-Jeopardy with prizes!  Please join us if you can – it should be a lot of fun.

This is the time of year to say thanks and we have plenty to thank our members for.  We are very fortunate to have a lot of folks who are willing to attend our meetings, help with skywatches, serve on our board, take care of our club business, organize observing events and represent our group at other events. We don’t say thanks often enough, but let’s not allow this opportunity to say thank you pass us by. Thanks to everyone many, many times over. We could not have the organization we have without you all.

Jupiter by Bryan Hartley

Thanks to everyone who attended and helped out with the Heart of Virginia Fall Star Party. It was a great weekend. At the star party Bryan Hartley tested his imaging technique on Jupiter, the Moon and the Orion Nebula. He kindly shared the image to the left with us. Note the shadow of Europa passing across the face of Jupiter. Thanks Bryan!

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The next skywatch at the Science Museum of Virginia will be on December 16. The DigiStar projector in the Ethyl Imax planetarium has been reapired and is now working. The Musuem will be presenting a LiveSky show and RAS astronomers will be hosting a skywatch on the Museum lawn after dark.  Please bring a scope if you can. It should be a lot of fun.. 

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Scale of planets and stars: Different versions of this video have been done over the past few years. This one caught my eye and gives a nice perspective on the relative sizes of objects in our universe. Definitely worth a look......
.Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and hope everyone has a great holidat season. Be sure to attend our next meeting if you can and join in the festivities.Best regards,

Jim Browder
Richmond Astronomical Society

 

 

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