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.

The February 23rd meeting will feature four young researchers from the Rio Rancho Public School Science EXPO that was held on January 18, 2018. The projects include Feeding Man on Mars, Factors Affecting the Expansion of the Universe, and Diet Rocket Fuel. These young scientists received a cash award and a year's membership in the Rio Rancho Astronomical Society.

Upcoming Events

Feb 21, 2018 6:00 PM

Telescope Training at Loma Colorado Library.

Curious about New Mexico's beautiful night sky?  Jon Schuchardt, a member of the Rio Rancho Astronomical Society, will introduce astronomy basics and explain how to borrow and use one of the library's Orion StarBlast 4.5 Telescope Kits.

Feb 23, 2018
7:00 PM

Regular Public Monthly Meeting at Rainbow Park Observatory.  Stargaze to follow meeting, weather permitting.
For more information, contact RRAS Vice-President, Melanie Templet  at 505-220-5355.


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