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

RAS Regular Monthly & Board Meetings

Next Meeting: Saturday, January 19th

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

Featured Presentation

Automating Astrophotography with PrimaLuceLab

Tom Bramwell and Simon Tang

Tom Bramwell, an amateur astronomer from the Bay Area, and Simon Tang of Woodland Hills Telescopes will co-present at this month’s meeting. By day a tech worker, Tom began learning about astrophotography in 2014 after unsuccessfully attempting to image Saturn with a cell phone through an eyepiece at a local star party. Since then, he has fallen in love with deep sky CCD astrophotography and, being a tech guy, has really come to appreciate much of the engineering behind it. His love and evangelism of some of his favorite equipment has led to many friendships in the industry. He enjoys talking to others about the advantages of his equipment when it comes to gathering data.


What's Up?!

Rick Debus

Perseus, The Hero


Locations & Times

Board Meetings (quarterly) & Pre-Meeting Dinners
Mimi's Cafe
2230 Griffin Way, Corona | 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!