The draft revised RAC Bylaws approved by the RAC Executive Council are now available here for all members to review. We will be voting on these Bylaws at the next club meeting on July 17. Prior to the vote, members present at the meeting will have an opportunity to propose amendments. Please bring any suggested amendments to the meeting.
Once again, Marty Kunz of Astronomy.FM has invited Jerry Hubbell onto to his program, Space Pirate Radio, at 9 p m, Wednesday, June 12. This will be the 5th or 6th time he has been on his program. They will … Continue reading →
For those who thing astronomy is fun, the ways we did astronomy 500 years ago is fun, and Renn Faires are fun, the Virginia Renaissance Faire this season features two different shows themed on Renaissance astronomy, both presented by Rappahannock Astronomy Club member Glenn Holliday. The morning show is “The Earth is flat, disproved” and the afternoon show is “Thank astronomy for everything”, meaning the technological advances of the Renaissance were grounded in astronomical advances.
The Faire runs Saturdays and Sundays through June 9. More info here. The Faire is a nonprofit educational foundation, and our club has been doing astronomy with them for some years.
The annual Astronomy Festival on the National Mall, will be held Saturday, June 22, 2019, 6 -11 pm in front of the Smithsonian Castle (Metro stop: Smithsonian) (with the rain location inside the Castle). Admission is free. The sponsors say … Continue reading →
The weather forecast is bad for tonight, including possible thunderstorms. It is no night for a star party. Sorry, but the event (planned tonight at Caledon State Park May 4 2019) is cancelled. Better luck in June. May the Fourth … Continue reading →
May 1–A new newsletter is available for your reading pleasure. Articles include one on Jerry Hubbell’s latest “pilgrimage” to NEAF/NEAIC, Scott Busby on measuring darkness, a review of a mini guidescope by Ron Henke, and articles by Linda Billard on Planet Nine and some recent new findings on the extinction asteroid. And that’s just a taste of what’s included. Click the newspaper icon on this page to “read all about it.”