Richmond Astronomical Society
728th Consecutive Meeting
May 11, 2010
Jim Browder called our meeting to order in the Eureka room.
Greeting & Announcements – approximately 31 in attendance at the meeting.
Please check the link to our RAS blog: http://richastro.org/index.php/category/blog/
There were several items for sale, including a telescope, a few eyepieces by John Raymond.
There were a few free magazines and photos for anyone to look at.
Astronomy Day was a big success!!!!
Thanks to all members and everyone else who participated and made this another successful Astronomy Day for RAS. Unfortunately, the clouds settled in and disrupted any solar observing that we were planning. It appeared all attendees were enjoying themselves and really interested in all aspects of our Astronomy displays.
Science Museum Skywatch
Skywatch at Woodlake
The next Science Museum Skywatch/LiveSky show is May 21. Please sign-up if you are available to attend and bring a scope.
East Coast Star Party – May 14-15, Coinjock, NC Expect a review of the party at the next meeting.
Skywatch at Moore Middle School, May 25, 8:30 PM (rain date is May 27, see Richastro calendar). 11455 Prince George Dr., Disputanta 23842. Contact John Raymond at email@example.com if you can help.
Stargazing at City Point May 29, 8:00 PM
City Point Unit, Petersburg Nat’l Battlefield, 1001 Pecan Avenue, Hopewell, VA (see Richastro calendar). Contact John Raymond at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
Annual dues are due and should be given to Jim Blowers. Membership is $30. Observatory memberships and magazine subscriptions increase the amount.
Payment can be made by PayPal at http://richastro.org/ras_payments.htm
Observatory Report (John Barnett)
John Barnett will be hosting an open house for members and guests on Wednesday, June 16th at 8:30pm. On the 15th, he will email a weather advisory and a reminder to all members. Contact Jim Blowers to update yours if it has changed.