Museum of History and Culture

Upcoming Events

SMV Skywatch6/2Held on the front lawn of the Science Museum, 2500 W Broad, Richmond. Start time is around 8pm.
RAS monthly meeting5/13Our monthly meeting will be held at the Science Museum of Virginia (in the Thalhimer Theater) and online The meeting starts at 7:30 PM. We will open the video conference at 7:00 PM at this link for people to chat if they like and keep it open after the meeting. Please join us if you can – everyone is welcome in-person or online.
James River State Park5/20May 20, 8:00 – 10:00 PM.  This is a RAS supported event and volunteer astronomers are needed and welcome.  Astronomers are welcome to stay and observe throughout the night after the public hours.  Park fees apply at all times but are are waived for astronomers sharing their equipment or their knowledge of the night sky with our visitors.  Please send a message to if you can help.

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

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What’s in the Sky Tonight?

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Telescope Buying Guide

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