Richmond Astronomical Society

Looking for fellow astronomy lovers? Here we are.

Upcoming Events

Annual dues are due 12/31/2019 Annual dues are due. If you are a new member, you can apply here or if you are a returning member you can pay your 2020 dues here. Thanks to everyone for supporting what we do.
RAS monthly meeting 1/14/2020 Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad 7:30pm
Skywatch at the Science Museum1/24/2020Skywatch at the Science Museum of Virginia – starts at dusk, about 6:00 PM

You can find a full list of venues on the Venue Page

Searching for Information About the Sky?

Telescope Buying Guide

Do you want to buy a telescope, but don’t know where to start? You might consider using a binocular first, to become acquainted with the night sky. You can see…

Schedule a Skywatch

Are you a teacher? Scout Leader? We offer skywatch sessions, free of charge, for any educational purpose. We will bring telescopes to your site. Just send an email to

What’s in the Sky Tonight?

Jupiter and Venus are both visible after dark. Look West–you’ll see two bright objects low on the horizon. The brighter object is Venus, and the other one is Jupiter. If…

Future and Past RAS Events