Richmond Astronomical Society


May 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: News
News flash!  Asteroid 1998 WB has been designated “Randytatum” in honor of RAS member Randy Tatum’s lifelong achievements in lunar and planetary observing.


RAS Holiday Party, December 12, 6:30 PM, Science Museum of Virginia
(note earlier time)

In December we traditionally have our “eating meeting” where we transform into the Richmond Gastronomical Society.  Please join us and celebrate whatever holiday you like or, if you don’t celebrate anything at all, come on out anyway and have a good time with us.

RAS upcoming events are here and star party info is here.




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!