Richmond Astronomical Society Observing Sites

Malvern Hill Observation Dates for 2009

NOTE: 2009 Malvern Hill Dates are tentative and subject to change.

The RAS has made arrangements with the National Park Service to observe on the grounds of the Malvern Hill Battlefield Park. Because the park is used for other events it is necessary to get permission to observe from the park rangers, but this can be gotten on short notice. Regular skywatch sessions are scheduled for the following dates in 2009, with the colored dates being Malvern Hill nights. An O indicates New Moon night, taken as that night at which the New Moon comes closest to 9 pm. Normally, these skywatches coincide with the new moon unless it conflicts with other events.

NOTE: This schedule is tentative, and awaits approval from the National Park Service.

NOTE:  Due to increased police security at Malvern Hill, it is important that you take some form of identification.   We encourage you to take your RAS identification card when visiting Malvern for evening sky watch events.   Alternatively, you might wish to download and print the Special User Permit issued to the RAS.   The permit can be downloaded from the Member and Officer pages.

 

2009

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Powhatan Wildlife Management Area

The RAS has obtained permission to use a designated site in the Powhatan Wildlife Management Area for observing activities.


James River State Park

This facility is sort of near Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Charlottesville without being close to any, and so this site on the shores of the James River is ideal for viewing. At certain times we can use this area for observing.


Saylor Creek

Located farther west than Powhatan, this site provides more darkness than Powhatan for a little more driving. At certain times, this area is available.

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