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

Next Club Meeting

Saturday, October 7th (Regular + Board)

Be sure to join us for our next monthly meeting at La Sierra University's Cossentine Hall! At our monthly meetings, we have a topical night sky presentation, cover some club business, and enjoy a presentation by a guest speaker. See the links below to refresh your memory on how to get to the meeting location. The pre-meeting dinner, for those who would like to attend, will be at Rodrigo's Mexican Grill at 5 PM.

Nightfall 2023

Nightfall 2023 is coming!
November 9-12

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Donate to the RAS!

Special Rates for
New Members!

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

(Membership rates include Astronomical League membership at $7.50/year. You may opt out.)


Next GMARS Star Party

October 13th – 15th

There's an annular solar eclipse on Saturday, October 14th! Many club members will be traveling to the center line rather than heading to GMARS (it'll only be a 71% partial eclipse from SoCal).

We won't be holding our normal star party events (no Star-B-Q) at GMARS but the telescope field and houses will be available and open. Availability of the houses is depenedent on the presence of a keyholding member (one will be present over the weekend).

GMARS All-Sky Camera: Latest Image

Here's the latest view from the GMARS all-sky camera, which is mounted on the GMARS West property next to the weather station and picnic area.

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.