Rensselaer Astrophysical Society


Wednesday: 5:30 pm-6:00 pm
Meeting Location: 
J-ROWL, 2nd floor


George Dowhan
Lauren Gasior
Vice President


The Rensselaer Astrophysical Society (RAS) is a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Student Union recognized and funded organization that allows students to pursue their interest in astronomy. The society works in conjunction with the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy to maintain the Hirsch Observatory atop the Johnson-Rowland Science Center (J-ROWL) and keep it open to the public on a regular basis. Students are trained in the use of the Society's various telescopes and laser pointers. Pairs of members can use the Hirsch Observatory at any time.

The Rensselaer Astrophysical Society is a member of NASA's Night Sky Network. Questions? Email

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