Rio Rancho
Astronomical Society

A Member Club of the Astronomical League


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The Rio Rancho Astronomical Society began in 1998 as an astronomy club with Rio Rancho High School.  Soon after its founding the club expanded to become an public club, independent of the high school.  Over the years, we have grown and expanded, with new members coming and going, to the current public club we are today.  We are open to all types of members, from beginning astronomers to seasoned veterans.   And no, you don't need to be a master observer or even own a telescope to join.  All you need are a good pair of eyes and willingness to learn.

Night under the Stars at the Cosmic Campground

On October 13th and 14th, RRAS Club President Laurie Wells was joined by RRAS members Melanie Templet, Darin Templet, Jay Wells, and Mike White for two nights of clear skies at the Cosmic Campground.  The site is located in the Gila Mountains, north of Silver City.  The sky conditions were excellent, and the site truly rates as a premium dark site. The RRAS is planning future trips to the site, so keep in touch for upcoming dates.

Upcoming Events

October 20th.  Club meeting at Rainbow Park Observatory (club members only)
October 27th.   Public meeting at Rainbow Park Observatory.  Club Member Jon Schuchardt will give a presentation on the RR Public Library's Telescope Check-out Program.  Meeting starts at 8:00 PM and is open to the public.
November 17th.  Club meeting at Rainbow Park Observatory (club members only)
For more information, contact RRAS Vice-President, Melanie Templet  at 505-220-5355.


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