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.

2018 Meeting Schedule

Date Location Speaker Topic
Room 2, Fredericksburg Main Library, 1201 Caroline Street Tom Watson Solar X Ray Spectroscopy
Room 2, Fredericksburg Main Library, 1201 Caroline Street Jerry Hubbell Live from the Mark Slade Remote Observatory
Room 2, Fredericksburg Main Library, 1201 Caroline Street Glenn Holliday How To Blow Up A Star
Room 2, Fredericksburg Main Library, 1201 Caroline Street Tom Watson Autoguiding on the Cheap
Room 2, Fredericksburg Main Library, 1201 Caroline Street Glenn Holliday Red, White, and Blue Stars for Memorial Day
Room 2, Fredericksburg Main Library, 1201 Caroline Street TBD TBD
Room 2, Fredericksburg Main Library, 1201 Caroline Street TBD TBD
Private home Club picnic Not a public event, members will receive email with details
Room 2, Fredericksburg Main Library, 1201 Caroline Street TBD TBD
Room 2, Fredericksburg Main Library, 1201 Caroline Street TBD TBD
Room 2, Fredericksburg Main Library, 1201 Caroline Street NONE Club Elections
Room 2, Fredericksburg Main Library, 1201 Caroline Street TBD TBD

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