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

RAS Astronomy Outreach

Have Telescope. Will Travel.

Outreach event in 2013
RAS Outreach event at an elementary school.

The Riverside Astronomical Society's charter is to bring astronomy to the public. Our outreach events are where the rubber meets the road. We are highly dedicated to seeking out, creating, and participating in astronomy outreach events. Our Community Outreach volunteers enjoy setting up their telescope equipment and providing views for all to enjoy — kids, teens, adults, elderly... everyone!

Regardless of age, we think everyone enjoys seeing crisp detail on the surface of the Moon, the rings of Saturn, the cloud bands of Jupiter, spots and flares on the Sun, or a pool of diamonds that is a globular star cluster — especially for the first time!

Outreach event in 2013
RAS Outreach event at a public library.

We accomplish our goal of teaching the public about astronomy by holding regular outreach events in public places. We also visit schools and other organizations to bring our excitement about and knowledge of the night sky to everyone we can.

Click the "Outreach Request" link to the left to learn how you can get RAS Outreach volunteers to visit your school or organization.