Newsletter Spring 2024

Issue #34 of the Rochester Astronomy Club Newsletters has been published. In this issue: Feature Story Conferences Spring Messier Members Honored Astrophotography Aprils Eclipse Astrolabe Rochester’s Sky Astronomy Puzzle You can download this issue in color HERE You can download this issue in Black and White HERE

Winter 2023 Newsletter has been published!

Issue #33 of the Rochester Astronomy Club Newsletters has been published. In this issue: Winter Outlook Winter Messier Astrophotography September Meeting Partial Eclipse Astrolabe Feature Article Rochester’s Sky Astronomy Puzzle You can download this issue HERE

Lunar Eclipse

I stayed up for the 93% lunar eclipse that was visible very early Friday morning. I didn’t setup my telescope because I thought the clouds and wind were going to ruin it but it actually turned out to be an incredibly beautiful night. Through binoculars it was the best lunar eclipse I’ve yet witnessed. I caught this series of photos […]

RAC Forum Migration

Hello! We have migrated the original RAC forum to a new platform that will better integrate with the RAC website and allow us to make some nice enhancements in the near future. If you used our original forum, your user account, posts and photos / media attachments have been migrated to the new forum. Original forum: New forum: […]
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Minnesota Statewide Virtual Star Party by the Bell Museum

When you look up at the night sky, do you ever wonder how different it would look under really dark skies? What do others across the state see compared to the view in your town? What actions can you take to protect our night skies or help scientists understand the effects of light pollution? Join us for the Bell Museum’s […]
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July 20, 1969: One Giant Leap For Mankind

  Apollo 11 Lunar Module Credits: NASA On the morning of July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins are strapped into the capsule of a 363-foot Saturn V rocket. Soon its 7.5 million pounds of thrust will propel them to the Moon. In 4 days, July 20, Armstrong and Aldrin will enter the lunar […]

What to expect at RAC Night Sky Viewing Events

The RAC hosts regular Night Sky Viewing and Dark Sky Viewing events. If you are new to astronomy or new to the club, these events may be new for you as well. Knowing what to expect might make the events easier to navigate and more enjoyable. The observing events typically take place in a public location, after dark. Club members […]

Getting Connected with RAC!

The Rochester Astronomy Club is always looking to connect with our community and encourages anyone that is interested in astronomy to attend our events. We have monthly meetings that are open to the public with interesting and informative presentations. Additionally, we have regular public observing events where club members set up telescopes and share viewing experiences with anyone that has […]
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New Website Launch!

The updated website has been launched! We hope that you find our new website design to be easy to navigate and informative. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the RAC WebMaster.  If you are looking for our previous website, it can be found HERE. Cheers!