Riverside Astronomical Society—Outreach, star parties, dark sky site, and you!
Next monthly meeting of the Riverside Astronomical Society

RAS Monthly Meeting

Saturday, February 16th

GMARS monthly meetings are your opportunity to attend free presentatons by professional astronomers, catch up on club business, and hear about the latest happenings in the night sky (sometimes the daytime sky too!). Our general meetings are always free and open to the public. MORE MEETING INFO >

  • 5:00PM – Pre-Meeting Dinner at Mimi's Cafe NEW LOCATION!
  • 6:30PM – Beginner's Corner at Cossentine Hall at La Sierra University
  • 7:00PM – Monthly Meeting at Cossentine Hall at La Sierra University

Attend a Riverside Astronomical Society star party at the Goat Mountain Astronomical Research Station (GMARS) in southern California's Inland Empire
Join the best astronomy club in southern California—the Riverside Astronomical Society!

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  • Individual: $20
  • Family: $25
  • Student: $20

(Your membership will be valid through 6/2019!)

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Next star party of the Riverside Astronomical Society–The best astronomy club in southern California!

GMARS Star Party!

March 1st & 2nd

Our next star party is at our dark-sky site, GMARS. Dress warm and join us as we take in the night sky and the objects of the late winter constellations.

GMARS star parties start Friday afternoon/evening and wrap up on Sunday morning. Be sure to join us for the potluck Star-B-Q on Saturday afternoon (roughly 60-90 minutes before sun down). We provide the dogs, burgers and fixings. You provide a sidedish, dessert or beverages (if you want to)!

A 22° winter halo captured by the GMARS All-Sky Camera on November 19, 2018.

A 22° winter halo captured by the GMARS All-Sky Camera on November 19, 2018. Read more about them here! Click the image for a larger version.

RAS Calendar of Events

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The scene at a GMARS Star Party. Join the Riverside Astronomical Society in Landers at our next star party! Photo by Michael Bauer.