James River State Park is now a Dark Sky Park, certified by the International Dark Sky Association! Click on the image above for a short video. Above is Lora Callahan who started the project. Our next monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, June 11 at 7:30 PM at Science Museum of Virginia.   Please join us … Read more

Transit of Venus – June 5, 2012

  Please join the Richmond Astronomical Society to Observe the Transit of Venus on June 5, 2012! ____________ RAS astronomers will have safely filtered telescopes deployed in front of the Science Museum of Virginia on June 5 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM to provide visitors with excellent views of the transit of Venus across … Read more

February 2012 Board Meeting Minutes

RAS Board Meeting February 20, 2012   President Jim Browder called the meeting to order at 7:02pm.   Attendees (9): Jim Browder, President David Medici, Vice President Jim Blowers, Treasurer Chris McCann, Secretary Ken Wilson Prashant Reddy Gary Cowardin Dave Walton Bill Newman   Secretary’s report given by Chris McCann November’s board meeting minutes were … Read more

Thanks for a Great Astronomy Day!

  Many, many thanks to everyone who supported our Astronomy Day activities at the Science Museum and at our evening event at Belmead on the James in Powhatan. I’m always afraid that I will forget someone, but I want to make sure that I call out the folks who helped.  So here goes.  Thanks to … Read more