Florida Stargazing Report

Frank Green passed along this report on his recent expedition to Florida for some excellent stargazing: Drove down to the Chiefland Astronomy Villgae near Chiefland, Fl. last week (Oct. 23) for one of the two annual star parties there. The sky is darker at Chiefland than at many Virginia sites, though not as dark as … Read more

July Meeting Minutes

RichmondAstronomical Society 742nd Consecutive Meeting July 12, 2011 —– Jim Browder called our meeting to order in theEurekaroom.   Greeting & Announcements – approximately 25 in attendance at the meeting. Please check the link to our RAS blog: http://richastro.org/index.php/category/blog/   Share table: There were several items for sale, including a few eyepieces and a few … Read more

June Meeting Minutes

RichmondAstronomical Society 741st Consecutive Meeting June 14, 2011 —– Jim Browder called our meeting to order in theEurekaroom.   Greeting & Announcements – approximately 32 in attendance at the meeting. Please check the link to our RAS blog: http://richastro.org/index.php/category/blog/   Share table: There were several items, including an ISS orbit map, a scavenger hunt (for … Read more

May Meeting Minutes

RichmondAstronomical Society 740th Consecutive Meeting May 10, 2011 —– Jim Browder called our meeting to order in theEurekaroom.   Greeting & Announcements – approximately 31 in attendance at the meeting. Please check the link to our RAS blog: http://richastro.org/index.php/category/blog/   Share table: There were several items for perusal or for sale, including a few eyepieces. … Read more

VAAS 2011

Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

The annual meeting of the Virginia Association of Astronomical Societies was hosted this year by our friends, the Back Bay Amateur Astronomers, on Saturday, October 1, in Virginia Beach at Tidewater Community College. From the Richmond area we had Jim Blowers, Daryl Douglas, Bill Jeffries, Dave Medici, Dave Walton, Betty Wilson, Ken Wilson me.

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