Upcoming Events


2017 Open Houses


Spring Astronomy Day
Saturday, April 29th, 8:00 - 11:00 PM

Friday, May 19th, 8:00 - 11:00 PM

Saturday, June 17th,
Solar Observing, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Night Sky Observing, 8:30 - 11:00 PM

Friday, July 28th, 8:30 - 11:00 PM

Friday, August 25th, 8:00 - 11:00 PM

Fall Astronomy Day
Saturday, September 30th, 8:00 - 11:00 PM

Friday, October 13th, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

Public night open house events are held monthly from April through October and there is no charge for admission or parking. As a non-profit organization that is volunteer run, we encourage a small donation during your visit to help us defray the yearly costs of observatory maintenance and care. We do enjoy having families join us for these events but ask that you keep young children close by (the grounds are not illuminated for better observing) and instruct them to respect the telescope equipment provided by our members. On occasion we may have dozens of visitors waiting in line to observe at a particular telescope and your patience is greatly appreciated. Your many questions are expected and welcomed, since part of our club mission is to educate and inspire each of you to participate in the world of amatuer astronomy. Astronomical equipment you'll find at the RAS observatory will range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars in value. Listening to someone describe viewing an object in our solar system though a telescope for the very first time....Priceless!. The night of an open house there will be a message on the observatory answering machine if the skies are cloudy.

 

General Meetings

General Meetings are open to members and the general public.

Saturday, April 22nd, 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 15th, 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 21st, 7:30 PM



Star Parties / Member's Night

Star parties and Member's Nights are open to members only.

Saturday, April 22nd, 8:00 - 11:00 PM, Star Party
Saturday, May 27th, 8:00 - 11:00 PM, Member's Night
Saturday, June 24th, 8:00 - 11:00 PM, Member's Night
Saturday, July 15th, 8:00 - 11:00 PM, Star Party
Saturday, August 12th, 4:00 PM, Picnic
Sat., September 16th, 8:00 - 11:00 PM, Member's Night
Saturday, October 21st, 8:00 - 11:00 PM, Star Party
Saturday, December 16th, 7:30 PM, Christmas Party