Exploring the Universe from Southwest Virginia.  established 1996
November 9, 2017
Grayson County Public Library
Special Guest Speaker: Dr Pam Khurana
Dr. Pam Khurana will be the special guest speaker. She is a Physicist who lived and worked at the European CERN Research laboratory for 8 years.  She teaches Quantum Physics and will be teaching us a little of this as well as explaining about CERN, what she did there, and what CERN is doing today.  Pam is very interesting to listen to and very good at teaching this very advanced subject to people that have little or no understanding
October 27, 2017
Kingsport, Tn.
Mike and Dave setup a 6" Refractor at Starfest and demonstrated basic astronomy and general viewing to over 50 people representing ERAS Club
October 14, 2017
Mountain Foliage Festival
10AM to 3PM
Join us for some solar viewing at the Grayson County Public Library.
OCTOBER 5, 2017
Sparta Public Library
6:00 to 7:30 PM
Come join astrophotographer Dave Collings
about the hobby of astrophotography. Learn what equipment and software he uses to produce the images now published in the magazine Sky & Telescope. He takes his photos just outside of Sparta at the Blue Ridge Observatory.  
View his equipment and photo’s at his website: www.blueridge-observatory.com .
October 2017
Sky & Telescope Magazine
Be sure to see a picture of M63 taken by David Collings an ERAS member in this edition of  Sky and Telescope.
Messier 63, a spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici, also known as the Sunflower galaxy.
See more of Dave Collings photos at his web page the Blue Ridge Observatory: www.blueridge-observatory.net .
September 30, 2017
Blue Ridge Observatory
Blue Ridge Observatory
Group of 9 (3 children 7 , 10 & 12)
Came to Observatory for 4 hours & taught them basic Astronomy & Astrophotography. Educated them on our universe and solar system and did some solar observing.
September 16, 2017
Pam and Lydia are from the Piedmont club in Statesville, NC  They came to take back knowledge to their club and their experience learning astrophotography, software control, CCD cameras, and editing. Pam is a Dr. of Nuclear Physics and Lydia is the Secretary of the Piedmont Club.
September 16,2017
Mountain Heritage Festival
Downtown Sparta, NC.
Sparta Public Library
August 21,2017
ENE of Nashville TN.
Solar Eclipse
Join ERAS near Nashville,Tn. to observe and film the eclipse in white light and H-Alpha light. For further details e-mail: ERAS@echoridgeastro.org
Sun in white light.
Sun in h-alpha.
June 24,2017
 Grayson Highlands State Park
Great American Campout
 As part of this event, ERAS will be giving  an Astronomy program that evening.
June 8, 2017 Meeting
Special Guest Speaker: Gayle Riggsbee 
Echo Ridge Observatory 7PM
Topic: Eclipses
Astronomy Day May 20th, 2017
10AM to 2PM Rain or Shine
Sparta, NC Public Library
the sun, moon and Venus with the use of solar, dob and refractor telescopes.
© ERAS 2017
Outreach 2017
November 25, 2017
7 People spent 21/2 hours learning about our sun, solar system,
galaxy and beyond.  Astrophotography was also explained including
Blue Ridge Observatory
                 equipment and software.
See more of Dave Collings photos at his web page the Blue Ridge Observatory:                 www.blueridge-observatory.net .