May 2015 Board Meeting minutes

RAS Board Meeting May 18, 2015 President Jim Browder called the meeting to order at 7:01 pm. Attendees (11): • Jim Browder, President • Matthew Roy, Vice President • Jim Blowers, Treasurer • Chris McCann, Secretary • John Raymond, Observatory Director • Ken Wilson • Betty Wilson • Gary Cowardin • Dave Medici • Michael … Read more

Prashant Reddy

Prashant Reddy, long-time member and friend of the Richmond Astronomical Society passed away at his home in Powhatan. Prashant served several terms on our Board of Directors and could often be seen at Science Museum skywatches and other club events with the club’s solar scope or chatting with visitors. He coordinated several of our Astronomy … Read more

Staunton River Dark Sky Park

Staunton River State Park has been formally designated as a Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Skies Association.  Read the press release here.  Many congratulations and thanks to Staunton River State Park and the Chapel Hill Astronomy Club for making this happen (particularly Adam Layman, Park Manager and Jayme Hanzak, Chapel Hill Club President)!