Memorable Events with Members of the Richmond Astronomical Society

Observing at Belmead on the James on September 7, 2013.  The evening was beautiful and RAS was well represented.  We were able to see considerable structure in the Milky Way.  Pictured at the left is John Raymond’s large refractor aimed at the southern sky.

Ted Bethune at the September 2013 RAS meeting giving us an update on space exploration activities. Jim Browder is at the slideshow console.

A short video of the Staunton River Star Party, jointly hosted by the Staunton River State Park and the Chapel Hill Astronomy CLub (CHAOS) in October 2013.  Many thanks to both the Park and CHAOS who did a great job managing the event.More information about the Staunton River State Park is here and the CHAOS group is here.To see the video, click on the image to the left or on this link http://youtu.be/flwTsQQCN6g.

Observing from Belmead on the James after the RAS Fall picnic, captured by Dan Gaitanis under a beautiful Milky Way on October 26.

The partial solar eclipse at sunrise on November 3, 2013 as viewed from Virginia Beach captured by Jim Browder.

John Raymond at the November 12, 2013 meeting showing us some pictures from the latest East Coast Star Party hosted by Kent Blackwell at Coinjock, NC.  Visitors were treated to a great view of the partial solar eclipse at sunrise on November 6.

Ted Bethune describing the history of the Daedalus Project Concept at the November 12, 2013 meeting.

Jerry Hubbell, president of the Rappahannock Astronomy Club and Vice President of Explore Scientific, describing his design, construction and testing of a fiber-fed spectrometer at the November 12, 2013 meeting.

Jim Browder, Russ Hummel (suited up for launch) and David Medici (expertly photobombing) pictures at Astronomy Day at the Science Musuem of Virginia in May 2014.

Image of the twilight sky captured by John Raymond at the May 17 skywatch at Powhatan State Park.