Rio Rancho Astronomical Society
Upcoming Events:

Sunday, August 20th.  Rio Rancho Mayor’s Sunday is Funday.  The RRAS will have a booth setup with solar telescopes and will be selling eclipse glasses for the next day’s solar eclipse.

Monday, August 21st.  Eclipse Day!
A partial solar eclipse will be visible from Rio Rancho.  The eclipse will begin at 10:22 AM with maximum obstruction of 74% at 11:46 AM, and the eclipse ends at 1:15 PM.  The Rainbow Park Observatory will be open for this event starting at 10:00 AM.  Eclipse glasses will be sold while supplies last.
More Information on the eclipse can be found here.

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Friday, August 25th at 8:00 PM.  Regular monthly meeting at Rainbow Park Observatory.  RRAS Members who traveled to view the total eclipse will share their experiences with the rest of the club.
For more information, contact RRAS Vice-President, Melanie Templet  at 505-220-5355.
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7th Annual Rainbow Park Observatory Fundraiser!

Saturday, September 23rd
Starting at 5:00 PM
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