Visitor taking a photo of the Moon
with her phone at a Science Museum Skywatch

Upcoming Events

SMV SkywatchMay 10No skywatch for April.
Partial 8Solar EclipseApr. 8Watch the Solar Eclipse on the front lawn of the Science Museum, starting at 2 PM. RAS will provide safe viewing of the Sun. The percentage of the Sun being covered in Richmond is 85%.
RAS monthly meetingApr. 9Our monthly meeting will be held at the Science Museum of Virginia (in the Thalhimer Theater) and online 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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Schedule a Skywatch

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