Richmond Astronomical Society

Looking for fellow astronomy lovers? Here we are.

Upcoming Events

Public venue11/1/2019Chesterfield County, 5700 Woodlake Village Parkway, 7:00pm
RAS monthly meeting: 11/12/2019Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad 7:30pm
Star Party at
James River State Park
11/1 – 11/3/2019James River State Park (near Gladstone, VA)
Skywatch / Science After Dark11/15/2019 At the SMV
Board meeting11/18/2019O’Toole’s Restaurant, 4800 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond, 7pm

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