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.

Telescope Give Away at November Meeting

RRAS member, Andrew Santangelo will be at the Rio Rancho Astronomy club meeting at 7:00 pm to answer questions about telescopes and equipment for those putting their toe in the water and/or trying to find that perfect Christmas gift. And he will be giving away this Meade Instruments Eclipse View telescope and Meade bling as a door prize! Come join the fun at Rainbow Park in Rio Rancho!!


November 16th,  7:00 PM

Monthly Public Meeting

The Rio Rancho Astronomical Society will host its monthly public meeting on Friday, November 16th  starting at 7:00 PM.  The meeting will be held at Rainbow Park Observatory, located at 301 Southern Blvd., Rio Rancho (behind Rainbow Pool).  RRAS Member Darin Templet will give a talk on buying your first telescope in time for all the Christmas shoppers.  The meeting is free and open to the public, and telescopes will be set up for observing after the meeting, weather permitting.

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


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