Richmond Astronomical Society


May 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: News
Messier 5 by Madhup Rathi, as recently published in Astronomy Magazine

Next RAS monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 7:30 PM at the Science Museum of Virginia.  We will have special guest student presenters from Ridge Elementary who will describe their science projects to us. And if that’s not enough, Mearl Balmer will show us how he built a solid and functional telescope support pier in his front yard disguised as a sundial.

RAS upcoming events are here and star party info is here.
(Note that the upcoming events list shows the next meeting as being on Tuesday, February 12. The correct date is Tuesday, February 13)

Congratulations to Madhup Rathi, who had one of his images published in Astronomy magazine!




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!