Museum of History and Culture

Upcoming Events

SMV Skywatch1/19/2024No skywatches in November and December. Held on the front lawn of the Science Museum, 2500 W Broad, Richmond. Start time is around 5pm.
RAS monthly meeting11/14Online meeting ONLY for October. There is NO meeting at the SMV tonight. 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.

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 right (West), and you will see the bright star Arcturus. The really bright star overhead is Vega. Left of Vega, you’ll see another bright star–Deneb. And below Vega, you’ll…

Telescope Buying Guide

Do you want to buy a telescope, but don’t know where to start? You might consider using a pair of binoculars first, to become acquainted with the night sky. You…

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 crowd….

Future and Past RAS Events