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Announcement: All RAS Public Events Postponed Until Further Notice

RAS star parties and outreach events have been cancelled in light of the ongoing COVID-19 travel and gathering restrictions. Club meetings are now being held virtually via WebEx.

Travel to GMARS is highly discouraged and access to the houses is prohibited.

Stay tuned to this website and to our Facebook page for updates.

Nightfall 2020

Nightfall 2020 is cancelled
Nightfall 2021: 11/4-11/7

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Postponed Until Further Notice

All RAS public activities are currently postponed. Please check this space for updates.

North America and Pelican Nebulae by Glenn Diekmann

Glenn Diekmann brings us this gorgeous image of the North America and Pelican Nebulae. He used a Stellarvue SVX80T telescope, Atik 383L+ camera, and an Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO mount to capture 42 hours of data! 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.