Memorable Events with Members of the Richmond Astronomical Society

Randy Tatum Observing at Ragland 2014

Randy Tatum at the helm of the RAS Ragland Observatory telescope on a Fall morning in October 2014. The inset is an image of the sun in hydrogen-alpha light showing what Randy was viewing on that morning.

1950 Article on RAS Joining Astro League

John Goss, 2015 president of the Astronomical League, found an item in a 1950 issue of the Astronomical League’s magazine, The Reflector.  The news item welcomes the Richmond Astronomical Society into the League!  Image below courtesy of John Goss.  For more information about the Astronomical League and the benefits it offers, visit  Membership in the Astronomical League is included in Richmond Astronomical Society membership.

Belmead picnic 2014

Montage of images from the 2014 Fall RAS picnic at Belmead in Powhatan..  Beautiful afternoon views, delicious food and marvelous company were followed, unfortunately, by clouds after sunset.  After 11:00 PM the clouds parted and those of us that remained were treated to a dark sky that was clear from edge-to-edge for a couple of hours.  Master Chef David Medici is shown at the helm…

RAS members staunton river dedication

Richmond Astronomers at the March 2015 installment of the Staunton River Star Party: Madhup Rathi, John Raymond, Pernel Johnson, David Medici, Jim Langley, Joe Racette and Jim Browder.RAS sponsored several informal talks as our contribution to the party and we thank all the speakers who presented, including John Raymond, Pernel Johnson, Laura Greenleaf, Jim Langley and Jim Browder.  Many thanks to our friends at the…