Riverside Astronomical Society—Outreach, star parties, dark sky site, and you!

Next Virtual Club Meeting

Saturday, October 23rd

RAS 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.

For the foreseeable future, we are continuing to hold virtual meetings via WebEx. Information to join will be provided approximately 3-7 days prior to the next meeting.

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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Special Rates for
New Members!

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

(Your membership will be valid through 6/2022!)


Calendar of events for the Riverside Astronomical Society
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Next Star Party

November 4th thru 7th

The Club's next official star party is at Nightfall! Join us at the Palm Canyon Hotel & RV Resort in Borrego Springs for one of the best, if not the best, star parties ever anywhere! Visit www.nightfallstarparty.com for all the information you can possibly need.

It's not certain yet whether or not GMARS will be open the same weekend as most keyholders will likely be attending Nightfall. Stay tuned to this space for any updates.

The Double Star Cluster in Perseus by Glenn Diekmann.

The Double Star Cluster in Perseus by Glenn Diekmann. Click the image for a larger version.

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.