Richmond Astronomical Society


May 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: News

RAS members 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. You can read about it here.

Celebrate Astronomy Day with the Richmond Astronomical Society at the Science Museum on Saturday, April 29 from 12:00 – 4:00.  We will have water rocket launching, safe solar observing, telescope demonstrations and more. 

Our next monthly meeting will be on May 9, 7:30 PM at the Science Museum of Virginia.  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!
2017 star party information across the region 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!