ECHO RIDGE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
Exploring the Universe from Southwest Virginia. established 1996
The Echo Ridge Astronomical Society was formed for educational and scientific purposes for all people for the primary
purpose of developing and implementing programs designed to increase the awareness and knowledge of astronomy. By providing
public outreach to schools, civic associations, and libraries, with their telescopes and their enthusiasm for astronomy,
the ERAS provides opportunities for the public to see and learn about the sky.
Outreach topics include:
Sun and Solar Observing
Planets in our Solar System
Moon Phases, Tides and Exploration, “ International Moon Day”
Astronomy Day Observation
Attending Star Parties
© ERAS 2017
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.
June 8, 2017 Meeting
Special Guest Speaker: Gayle Riggsbee
Echo Ridge Observatory 7PM
Great American Campout
Grayson Highlands State Park
As part of this event, ERAS will be giving an Astronomy program that evening.