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

RAS Regular Monthly & Board Meetings

Next Meeting: Saturday, February 3rd (Monthly Meeting)

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

Dr. Joseph Masiero Dr. Joseph Masiero


Topic: Near-Earth Asteroids

By Dr. Joseph Masiero, NEOWISE Deputy PI, NASA JPL

Dr. Masiero is a staff Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy in 2009, and has been with JPL ever since. Joe joined the WISE mission shortly before launch to work on the detection, tracking, and physical characterization of asteroids that were detected by the mission. He has continued this work when the spacecraft was reactivated as NEOWISE, and is now the Deputy PI of the mission. He also regularly observes with the Palomar 200" telescope.


Diane Childs Diane

What's Up?!

Topic: Canis Major—The Greater Dog

With: Diane Childs


Locations & Times

Board Meetings (quarterly) & Pre-Meeting Dinners
Rodrigo's Restaurant (formerly Don José – same address)
3848 La Sierra Ave., Riverside | 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!