Outreach

Introducing astronomy to the public is an important part of Rappahannock Astronomy Club’s mission. The night sky is beautiful, a resource that we hope many people will treasure. We frequently work with schools, parks, Scout groups, and other community groups. We are always pleased to have your group as our guests at one of our regular star parties or monthly club meetings.

We also travel to other venues. We’re all volunteers with some of our weekends already committed, so we can only do special outreach events to the limit of our members’ ability to schedule the time to travel and support them.

Public Star Party: Would you like RAC to hold a public star party for your group? Contact RAC’s President, who also serves as public outreach coordinator, to request support. Past president Myron Wasiuta is also available for astronomy programs.

School Program: Teachers and principals, RAC can provide a daytime in-school astronomy program for your class or assembly. Contact our speaker, David Abbou, to request support for your school.

Scouting Program: Scout leaders, RAC can provide an astronomy learning session for your scout group. Contact our scouting coordinator, Glenn Holliday, for details. Check out our Astronomy for Scouts page for details.