Richmond Astronomical Society

Looking for fellow astronomy lovers? Here we are.

Upcoming Events

Skywatch at the Science Museum 2/21/2020 Skywatch at the Science Museum of Virginia – starts at dusk, about 6:00 PM
Next public event 3/6/2020 Chesterfield County parks event, sign up online to register
RAS monthly meeting 3/10/2020 Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad 7:30pm

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 education@richastro.org

What’s in the Sky Tonight?

Venus is prominent in the West after dark. That bright object high in the sky is Venus. Once it gets dark, look South, and you should be able to see…

Future and Past RAS Events