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

RAS Regular Monthly & Board Meetings

Next Meeting: Saturday, November 9th

RAS Monthly Meetings are held at La Sierra University in Riverside. They are open to anyone who wants to attend, free of charge. There's a "Beginner's Corner" presentation that begins 30 minutes before the general meeting. During the meeting, we'll discuss some club business, have a "What's Up?" presentation (usually given by a club member), and a guest speaker will give us a presentation of astronomical interest. In addition, we'll enjoy some light snacks and wrap up with door prizes!

RAS Board Meetings are held once per quarter. They are held the same day as the regular monthly meeting, but only every 3rd month (roughly). The Board meets to discuss club business, plan events, outline expenditures and address any issues facing the club. Club members are encouraged to attend—it's your chance to weigh in on the club's activities and how it operates!


Next Monthly Meeting Details


Karin Sandstrom Karin Sandstrom, Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences at UCSD

Featured Presentation

Our Dusty Universe

By Karin Sandstrom, Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences at UCSD


Most of the heavy elements that make up the Earth and everything on it (including us) once resided in tiny grains of dust in interstellar space. I will describe the fascinating lives of interstellar dust grains from their formation in fiery supernova explosions to their incorporation into planets like Earth. Although dust is an important player in many processes happening in our Galaxy, it is still very mysterious. I will explain how we are working to understand the properties of interstellar dust both in our Galaxy and others using space telescopes like Spitzer, Herschel and, soon, the James Webb Space Telescope.

Click here for more information on Karin.


What's Up?!

Cepheus – A Regal Treasure Trove

With Richard Debus


                                                                                                                                                                                                                       


Locations & Times


Board Meetings (quarterly) & Pre-Meeting Dinners
Mimi's Cafe
2230 Griffin Way, Corona | (951) 734-2073 | Map
Pre-Meeting Dinner: 3:00-5:00PM (all are welcome)
Quarterly Board Meeting: 5:00PM (all members are welcome)

General Meetings & Beginner's Corner
La Sierra University | E. E. Cossentine Hall | Map | Finding Cossentine Hall
Beginner's Corner at 6:30PM
General Meeting at 7:00PM
The public is welcome to attend—and it's free!