Richmond Astronomical Society

December Meeting Minutes

Mar 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Meetings

Richmond Astronomical Society

735th Consecutive Meeting

December 14, 2010


Jim Browder called our meeting to order in the Eureka room.

Greeting & Announcements – approximately 45 in attendance at the meeting.

  • Dues are due:  Annual dues are $30 per year with additional options available if you want to operate the observatory or subscribe to Sky and Telescope or Astronomy magazine at a discount.  Please pay by check to Jim Blowers or by PayPal on the RAS web site at


  • Two plaques were going to be presented to John Raymond from RAS, but he was not at the meeting.

1)      In Appreciation for your support of the Petersburg National Battlefield Skywatch Program

2)       . . . for his tireless efforts to bring the experience of viewing the wonders in the night sky to people of the greater Richmond area.


Holiday celebration



The next RAS meeting will be Tuesday, January 11th at the SMV.

The next board meeting will be Monday, February 21st at Extra Billy’s at 7:00 PM (arrive earlier for dinner). Meeting is open to all members.

Check out the web site at

Virginia Skylines: Be sure to check out the latest version of Virginia Skylines on our web site.  Virginia Skylines is a weekly podcast written by Leslie Bochenski, astronomy educator with the Science Museum and Thomas Jefferson High School.

RAS Café Press store.  Please take a look at the online store where you can purchase items embossed with the RAS label. The site can be found at .

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