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

RAS Regular Monthly & Board Meetings

Next Meeting: Saturday, October 12th (Regular + Board Meetings)

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

Katy Rodriguez Wimberly Katy Rodriguez Wimberly, Graduate Student at UCI

Featured Presentation

The Suppression of Star Formation on the Smallest Scales: What Role Does Environment Play?

By M. Katy Rodriguez Wimberly, Department of Physics & Astronomy, UCI

Katy, the featured presenter at the next monthly RAS meeting, focuses her work on the quenching of star formation on a galactic scale with investigation methods of combing optical observations and cosmological simulations. In her most recent publication and the subject of her presentation at the RAS meeting, Katy zeros in on research on ultra-faint dwarf galaxies using observations from the Hubble Space Telescope and N-body cosmological simualations (ELVIS) to investigate the role environmental mechanisms play in the quenching of these galaxies' star formation.


What's Up?!

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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!