Upcoming Events


The observatory is closed until further notice.

Your safety is our top priority as we respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). We came to this decision in response to new federal directives on the coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. We do not feel confident that we can adequately limit gatherings to fewer than 10 people, as recommended. The health and safety of our community of visitors and volunteers, as well as our community at large, remains our top priority.

Stay well, we look forward to the day that we can welcome you back to the observatory. In the interim, please stay in touch with us through social media and our website where we will do our best to share any updates.


2020 Open Houses


Friday, April 17th, 8:00 - 11:00 PM

Spring Astronomy Day
Saturday, May 2nd, 8:30 - 11:00 PM

Solar Observing
Saturday, May 23rd, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Friday, June 26th, 8:30 - 11:00 PM

Friday, July 24th, 8:30 - 11:00 PM

Friday, August 28th, 8:00 - 11:00 PM

International Observe the Moon Night
Saturday, September 26th, 8:00 - 11:00 PM

Friday, October 23rd, 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 the public.

Saturday, April 25th, 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 18th, 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 17th, 7:30 PM

2021 Annual Meeting
Saturday, January 16th, 7:30 PM



Member's Only Events

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

Star Party, Saturday, April 25th, 8:30 PM
Member's Night, Saturday, May 23rd, 8:30 PM
Member's Night, Saturday, June 20th, 8:30 PM
Star Party, Saturday, July 18th, 8:30 PM
Club Picnic, Saturday, August 15th, 4:00 PM
Member's Night, Saturday, August 15th, 8:30 PM
Member's Night, Saturday, September 19th, 8:30 PM
Star Party, Saturday, October 17th, 8:30 PM
Christmas Party, Saturday, December 12th, 7:30 PM




 

Work Parties

Come out and help us complete some of the projects at the observatory.

Saturday, March 28th, 9:00 AM
Rain Date: Saturday, April 11th, 9:00 AM

Saturday, October 24th, 12:00 PM
Rain Date: November 7th, 9:00 AM