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.

International Astronomy Day

April 21, 2018

The Rio Rancho Astronomical Society celebrated Astronomy Day at the Rainbow Park Observatory. Before dark, attendees had the chance to check out the sun using a solar telescope, but the real show happened after dark.

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Upcoming Events

May 18, 8:00 PM  Monthly Public Meeting at Rainbow Park Observatory.  Telescopes will be set up for stargazing after the meeting, weather permitting.

May 23rd, 6:00 PM.
  RRAS member Jon Schuchardt will hold a training session for the Rio Rancho Library's 4.5" StarBlast telescopes that can be checked out.  The training will be at the Loma Colorado Library.

For more information, contact RRAS Vice-President, Melanie Templet  at 505-220-5355.


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