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Upcoming Events

James River State Park8/28 Observing at James River State Park with the Richmond Astronomical Society from 9-11 PM (near the amphitheater). If you plan to volunteer to help with this event, please send a message to president@richastro.org. Volunteers may continue observing through the night. James River State Park is in Buckingham County and is a Dark Sky Park, certified by the International Dark Sky Association.
RAS monthly meeting9/14Our monthly meeting will be held online Tuesday, September 14 at 7:30 PM at this link. We will open the video conference at 7:00 PM for people to chat if they like and keep it open after the meeting. Please join us if you can – everyone is welcome. Molly Wakeling, astronomer and astro-imager will be our presenter for the evening. You can more about her work at http://www.astronomolly.com/.

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