February 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

RAS Board Meeting – February 29, 2016   President Jim Browder called the meeting to order at 7:04 pm.   Attendees (11+1): Jim Browder, President Jim Blowers, Treasurer Chris McCann, Secretary Gary Cowardin Michael Pitchford Mike Lico Ken Wilson Betty Wilson Dave Medici Ted Bethune Madhup Rathi Thomas Profitt (non-board)   Missing (2): Matthew Roy, … Read more

Meeting Minutes

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April 2016 Meeting Minutes

Richmond Astronomical Society 799th Consecutive Meeting April 12, 2016 Greetings – approximately 31 in attendance at the meeting. Jim Browder called our meeting to order in the Eureka meeting room Announcements / Share Table: 2016 RAS Metro Science Fair Award Winners: • Nicole Teichner, Godwin, Probability of the SMBH Intercepting Earth: Nicole combined the formulas … Read more

March 2016 Meeting Minutes

Richmond Astronomical Society 798th Consecutive Meeting March 8, 2016 Greetings – approximately 30 in attendance at the meeting. Jim Browder called our meeting to order in the Eureka meeting room Announcements / Share Table: Astronomical League Youth Award (see www.astroleague.org for more information): Youth imaging award — deadline March 31 2016 Mercury Transit and Astronomy … Read more

February 2016 Meeting Minutes

Richmond Astronomical Society 797th Consecutive Meeting February 9, 2016 Greetings – approximately 31 in attendance at the meeting. Jim Browder called our meeting to order in the Eureka meeting room Announcements/Share Table Astronomical League Youth Award (see www.astroleague.org for more information): Youth imaging award — deadline March 31 2016 James River State Park — Dark … Read more

January 2016 Meeting Minutes

Richmond Astronomical Society 796th Consecutive Meeting January 12, 2016 Greetings – approximately 25 in attendance at the meeting. Jim Browder called our meeting to order in the Eureka meeting room Announcements/Share Table Astronomical League Youth Award (see www.astroleague.org for more information): Youth imaging award — deadline March 31, 2016 National Young Astronomer Award — deadline … Read more

December 2015 Meeting Minutes

Richmond Astronomical Society 795th Consecutive Meeting December 8, 2015 Greetings – approximately 25 in attendance at the meeting. Jim Browder called our meeting to order in the Eureka meeting room Announcements / Share Table • 2016 Astronomical calendars are for sale from Jim Blowers, for $6.50 each. Events and Individual Observing: • RAS member observing … Read more

November 2015 Meeting Minutes

Richmond Astronomical Society 794th Consecutive Meeting November 10, 2015 Greetings – approximately 41 in attendance at the meeting. Jim Browder called our meeting to order in the Eureka meeting room Announcements / Share Table • Dues are due: RAS dues for next year are due by the end of 2015. Please pay your dues payment … Read more

Belmead in Peril!

Big news about Belmead in Powhatan!  As many of you know, we have developed a partnership over the past few years with Belmead in Powhatan, a beautiful, historic and relatively convenient dark sky location.  We have held joint observing and outreach education events at Belmead near the mansion and at more light-shielded sites on the property.  Unfortunately, the owners of the property, Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in Philadelphia, have decided to sell the entire 2,200 acre tract.  The local Virginia staff at Belmead was not involved in the decision and this turn of events was very much a surprise to them.  More information is presented in this article by Laura McFarland in the RTD and Powhatan Today.

 

A Change.org petition has been created to request reconsideration of the decision to sell.  Please consider signing the petition to support efforts to preserve Belmead.  A link to the petition is here.

Read moreBelmead in Peril!