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Our mission Statement : “Our mission is to share our passion for, and joy in, astronomy by providing fellowship, education and extraordinary observational experiences to members of our organization and the community.”

ASRAS member image of the month -  NGC 4216 galaxy group - Andy Chapman

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- New member ? Contact webmaster Joel Schmid to obtain a login and password for the private members only areas of our website.

- To see the most up to date news and events happening with ASRAS log in with your user name and password and then click on the Activities page.

- For quick links to the most commonly used website pages, scroll down to the bottom of the page ==>

Our live broadcast of the Mercury tansit was a huge success ! Thanks to all who watched, and thanks to Dave Bradley and Dave Vogel for setting up the video stream and keeping it running !
You can download several video clips from the stream on our you-tube channel :

ASRAS You-Tube channel

Its time to start thinking about ASRAS SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP !
ASRAS Science Summer Camp August 8 – 12; click here for more information!

ASRAS Events

ASRAS Events

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Event List
ASRAS MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING - Friday June 3 at Farash Center - Ionia NY
Friday, June 3, 2016 7:30 PM
Location:Farash Center Ionia NY
General membership meeting - Friday June 3
Farash Center - Ionia NY
Main speaker will be Dave Bishop - Year in review slide show

ASRAS Board members meeting - Monday June 6 @ Farash Center
Monday, June 6, 2016 7:00 PM
Location:Farash Center Ionia NY
ASRAS Board members meeting - Monday June 6 at Farash Center, Ionia NY
Any member is welcome to attend.

ASRAS June OPEN HOUSE - Sunday June 22
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:00 PM
Location:Farash Center Ionia NY

We plan on holding an open house on the 22nd so join us if you can.  The grill will be available for those who wish to prepare a lunch or dinner and we'll be there late if the weather permits. The full Moon is on Saturday so that will limit viewing to it and Jupiter but they are worth the effort and we will also observe the sun in the afternoon if it's clear.  We hope to see you then.  Bob McG.


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Click on the camera Icon to jump to our VIMEO video page where you can download recordings of past meetings in case you missed one.


Dee's Sky This Month

Dee's Sky This Month

Click on the speaker icon to hear a recording of what you can see in the sky this month

Radio Astronomy

Click on the radio telescope to see whats new in the ASRAS Radio Astronomy project !


Star Parties

Star Parties

Primary and secondary operators for the Strasenburgh scope sign up by clicking on an event, then click on enroll for this event
Event List
PUBLIC STAR PARTY AT MENDON PONDS PARK: outlook is partly to mostly cloudy
Friday, May 27, 2016 9:30 PM
On Hopkins Point Rd, near the youth camping area. From Rochester, take Clover St (65) South past the Thruway. Can field Rd is the first park entrance on the left. About 3/4 mile along Canfield, Hopkins Point Rd runs South off Canfield. Watch for a "Star Party" sign about 1/4 mile on the west side of Hopkins Point Rd. Call Jim at 703-9876 for last minute info.

Saturday, May 28, 2016 8:45 PM
Cancelled if cloudy. Call Jim at 703-9876 for last minute cancellation info

Friday, June 24, 2016 10:00 PM

ASRAS Star Party Info :

ASRAS Star Party Info :

What is a STAR PARTY ?
Where will the star party be ?
Click the STAR PARTY INFO link to learn more !

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If you cant find a page for the website in the menus at the top look here for quick links to the most commonly used ASRAS website pages (NOTE - some pages may require you to log in) :

Click on the strip to see the CSC for Ionia NY

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