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.

Upcoming Club Events
Saturday, March 30th, 7:00 pM
Jemez Springs Star Party

View the cosmos through multiple telescopes and listen to Native American storytelling, while exploring Jemez Historic Site after dark. Art and food will be available for purchase. Admission is $5 per person at the door (adults and children). Cash is preferred. Profits from the event will support ruin preservation and exhibit renovations at the Jemez Historic Site. Call 575-829-3530 for more information.

Friday, April 12th,  7:30 PM
Monthly Meeting

The Rio Rancho Astronomical Society will hold its monthly public meeting on Friday, April 12th at  7:30 PM   The meeting will be held at Rainbow Park Observatory, located at 301 Southern Blvd., Rio Rancho (behind Rainbow Pool).  Telescopes will be set up for observing after the meeting, weather permitting.

What's Up This Week

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March 2019 Sky Chart
For more information, contact RRAS Vice-President, Melanie Templet  at 505-220-5355.
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