RAC holds a club meeting every month. Meetings usually begin with an educational program followed by a business session. Guests are always welcome.

Programs cover astronomy topics of interest and range from how to use a telescope, to astrophotography, to current topics in the science of astronomy. They often provide an excellent learning experience for people who are just getting started in astronomy.

The program is followed by a business session. Guests are welcome to remain for the business session but may not vote on motions.

Loaner equipment is available to members only and is normally checked out and returned at club meetings (see Library page).

Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month from 7-9 PM. Until further notice and unless announced otherwise, the club meeting location is:
Room 2, Main LIbrary, 1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA.

Visitors are invited to come early and meet club members.

Introductions, meet & greet 6:45 to 7:00 PM.
Program presentation starts at 7:00 PM.
Business session starts at approx. 8:00 PM.
Meeting concludes at 9:00 PM.

There is a parking lot behind the library as well as street parking.

2017 Meeting Schedule

Date Location Speaker Topic
Central Rappahannock Heritage Center Meeting
Room at Maury School
All All About Telescopes Workshop
Central Rappahannock Heritage Center Meeting
Room at Maury School
Scott Lansdale NASA New Horizons Mission to Pluto
Central Rappahannock Heritage Center Meeting
Room at Maury School
Mark Slade Remote Observatory does a Messier Marathon, live! Jerry Hubbell
Central Rappahannock Heritage Center Meeting
Room at Maury School
Your Next Home, Your Next Planet — Mars Glenn Holliday
Central Rappahannock Heritage Center Meeting
Room at Maury School
How to Photograph Satellites Tom Watson
Central Rappahannock Heritage Center Meeting
Room at Maury School
The Sun Scott Landsdale
Central Rappahannock Heritage Center Meeting
Room at Maury School
Upcoming Eclipse and Astronomy in the News Jerry, Glenn, and others
Private home Club picnic Not a public event, members will receive email with details
Room 2, Fredericksburg Main Library, 1201 Caroline Street New Science by Our Members from the Solar Eclipse Tom Watson and Scott Landsdale
Room 2, Fredericksburg Main Library, 1201 Caroline Street How to Detect What Stars Are Made Of Bart Billard
TBD NONE Club Elections
TBD Exoplanets Jerry Hubbell and Bart Billard

Speakers and programs are subject to change or cancellation. Check the monthly club meeting announcement on the RAC home page before each meeting for updated news.

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