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Upcoming Events

Staunton River State Park8/7 Observing at Staunton River State Park with the Richmond Astronomical Society and Chapel Hill Observational and Astronomical Society from 9-11 PM. For information on camping or general information about the park, please use the contact information at this link. Staunton River State Park is near South Boston, VA and is a certified Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association.
RAS monthly meeting8/10Our monthly meeting will be held online Tuesday, July 13, 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.

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

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Telescope Buying Guide

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Schedule a Skywatch

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