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Upcoming Events

SMV Skywatch6/3Skywatch on the front lawn of the Science Museum, 8:30pm
RAS monthly meeting6/14Our monthly meeting will be held at the Science Museum of Virginia (in the Thalhimer Theater) and online Tuesday, June 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 in-person or online.

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

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What’s in the Sky Tonight?

Facing South, look to your left (East), and you will see the bright star Vega. The really bright star in front of you (South) is Arcturus. To its right, more…

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’ll bring one or more telescopes, depending on the size of the crowed….

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