Rappahannock Astronomy Club
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We are a club of amateurs who love astronomy. We are centered in Fredericksburg, although our membership also includes many who live in the surrounding counties. If you want to learn more about astronomy and the night sky, we invite you to attend our public star parties and monthly meetings, each of which begins with an educational program. Beginners are welcome! Owning a telescope is not a requirement — but if you have one, we’ll help you learn how to use it. One of the most important goals of RAClub is to educate the public about astronomy and to raise awareness of the negative aspects of light pollution. As a result, RAClub conducts public outreach events and school lectures by request for schools, parks, and other educational and civic organizations. We also conduct programs for Scouts. We can provide expert advice and instruction on telescopes, accessories, books, and star charts, as well as how to observe the night sky.