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

RAS Monthly Meeting

Saturday, November 4th (Regular)

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.

  • 5:00PM – Pre-Meeting Dinner at Rodrigo's Restaurant (formerly Don José)
  • 6:30PM – Beginner's Corner at Cossentine Hall at La Sierra University
  • 7:00PM – Monthly Meeting at Cossentine Hall at La Sierra University

Nightfall 2017

Nightfall Star Party 2017
October 19-22

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Attend a Riverside Astronomical Society star party at the Goat Mountain Astronomical Research Station (GMARS) in southern California's Inland Empire
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New Members!

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

(Your membership will be valid through 6/2018!)


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

Next Star Party

October 19-22 at Nightfall!

Our next star party is at the Nightfall Star Party & Imaging Conference! The hotel is now accepting names for the waiting list as rooms and RV spaces are all booked. We hope to see you there!

GMARS should also be open for those who want to head out there instead of Nightfall. Our next official star party at GMARS is on November 17th & 18th.

The city of Rancho Mirage is looking for an astronomer!

Astronomer Job

The city of Rancho Mirage (near Palm Springs) will be looking for an astronomer for their brand new, state-of-the-art observatory. Click here for details. We'll provide a link to the listing on the City's site once it's available.

RAS Calendar of Events

Ask the Outreach Director to add an event to the calendar. View larger calendar.

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