Richmond Astronomical Society

Looking for fellow astronomy lovers? Here we are.

Upcoming Events

Board meeting11/18/2019O’Toole’s Restaurant, 4800 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond, 7pm
RAS monthly meeting 12/10/2019 Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad 6:30pm
Annual eating meeting – potluck dinner – note earlier time

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 Saturn are both visible after dark. Look south–you’ll see two fairly bright objects. The one on the right, and the brighter object is Jupiter. The one to the…

Future and Past RAS Events