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

Next Club Meeting

Saturday, August 13th

Be sure to join us for our next in-person monthly meeting at La Sierra University's Cossentine Hall! See the "Map to..." and "Getting to..." links below to refresh your memory on how to get there. The pre-meeting dinner, for those who would like to attend, will be at El Torito Mexican Restaurant in Corona, right next to Mimi's Restaurant where we used to meet pre-pandemic shutdown.

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Special Rates for
New Members!


  • Student: $27.50
  • Individual: $27.50
  • Family: $32.50

(Your new membership will be valid through 6/2023! Membership rates include Astronomical League membership at $7.50/year. You may opt out of this.)

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Next GMARS Star Party

August 26th – 28th

Join us at our next star party at GMARS! We've got dark skies and the Saturday Starbecue! Don't forget to bring a side dish, beverages, and/or a dessert to help us round out the potluck.

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The Milky Way is prominent by sundown. You can enjoy telescopic views of the Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae, the Eagle Nebula, planetary nebulae in Cygnus and Lyra, globular clusters, and more! Stay up late enough and you'll be treated to views of Saturn, Jupiter, Mars and more!

Thunderstorms passed over the Southland on June 22nd.

An aerial view of the thunderstorms that passed over the Inland Empire on June 22nd. 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.