Some Reasons to Join the Richland Astronomical Society

  • An opportunity to request time on the Warren Rupp Observatory computer assisted 36″  Newtonian Reflector. (Some training and qualification by the observatory director is required)
  • An opportunity to request time for use the Observatory grounds for personal scopes.
  • Upon availability, an opportunity to use our seconds dome’s (yes, we have two observatory domes!) scope for astrophotography.
  • Upon availability, the use of the Club’s 10″ dobsonian mount telescope.
  • Upon availability, the use of the Club’s 16″ Meade LightBridge telescope.
  • Use of all club telescopes, including the 10″ Discovery dobsonian, the 8″ Meade Dobsonian, the 4.5″ Orion dobsonian and the 150 Intes Maksuktov Cassegrain.
  • Full spectrum of 2″ eyepieces and 1.25″ eyepieces as well as a full range of filters.
  • Use of the Club’s Coronado Personal Solar Telescope and Cemax Eyepieces.
  • Use of the Club’s Video Eyepieces.
  • Use of Club Binoculars.
  • Access and use of the Club’s StarLab Portable Planetarium (with proper training).
  • MegaStar equipped laptops available with proper instructions. Training will be provided.
  • An opportunity to be trained in public astronomy outreach and a chance to travel and teach!
  • An opportunity to work with skilled amateur astronomers. Many of our members are highly proficient will computer assistance, as well as many who still manually aim their scopes and read maps. A true learning environment…
  • Upon availability, use of the Club’s library materials, video resources and outreach training materials.
  • Free admission into the Hidden Hollow Star Party.
  • Discounted subscription to Sky & Telescope Magazine. (Please Note: Subscriptions will start the following JANUARY after dues are paid.)
  • Member only observing nights, as well as other scheduled Club Activities.
  • Unlimited fun and opportunities for learning!

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