Richmond Astronomical Society


May 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: News

RAS participated in a special observing session for Governor McAuliffe, his family, and staff at Staunton River State Park. The Governor dedicated the observing field as a Dark Sky Observation Area. More here.

Our next monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, June 13, 7:30 PM at the Science Museum of Virginia.  Mike Lico will present on the Apollo 1 accident in honor of the 50th anniversary of the tragedy.  We will also have another in our series of astrophotography tips. Please join us for the meeting and, if you can, for dinner before the meeting at Chicken Fiesta across the street from the Museum about 6:00 PM.

RAS news and upcoming events listed here!
tar party information here.

Many thanks to the RAS and SMV volunteers  who all contributed to a great Astronomy Day event!

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: News

Many thanks to all who helped out with Astronomy Day at the Science Museum of Virginia and at Belmead on the James.  Everyone did a great job – thanks for all the good work!

Also please join us for our next monthly meeting on June 12 at 7:30 PM at the Science Museum of Virginia and for dinner and casual conversation before the meeting at Arby’s across the street from the Museum.

And please join us at the Science Museum of Virginia on June 5 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM to view a rare transit of the planet Venus across the sun through properly filtered telescopes.

Next meeting

May 19th, 2009 | By | Category: News

The next meeting of the Richmond Astronomical Society will be held at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, September 14 at the Science Museum of Virginia in the Eureka Theater.  Jeff Pike will be presenting on “Dark Flow.”

Thanks to Randy Tatum for this recent image of Jupiter showing the great red spot and diminished southern equatorial belt (south is up in this image).

Don’t forget to check on the progress of Sydney’s Telescope.   She is moving along with her project!