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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 -M101, 7 hours exposure - Gary Opitz

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 Check out this awesome aerial video shot by Ben Rothstein at the last open house ! -

Click here to read about ASRAS Summer Science Camp 2015 !

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

ASRAS Events

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Event List
ASRAS General membership meeting - Frid Sep 4 @ FC
Friday, September 4, 2015 7:30 PM
Location:Farash Center Ionia NY

General Membership Meeting Fri Sep 4 at Farash Center. NOTE: This will be our last meeting at the FC for this year. Octobers meeting moves back to RIT.

ASRAS Board meeting - Mon SEP 14
Monday, September 14, 2015 7:00 PM
Location:Farash Center Ionia NY

ASRAS board meeting - MON SEP 14 - NOTE LATER DATE (avoiding labor day) Any member welcome to attend

Ionia Fall Festival - Sat Sep 19th !
Saturday, September 19, 2015 7:30 AM
Location:Farash Center Ionia NY
The Hamlet of Ionia holds their Ionia Fall Festival this year on Saturday, Sept. 19th starting with a great breakfast, activities through the day with a chicken BBQ at lunch time. 
Dont forget the TRACTOR PARADE too !
check out the website for details:

SEP Open house at the FC - SUN Sep 20th
Sunday, September 20, 2015 12:00 PM
Location:Farash Center Ionia NY

SUNDAY Sep 20 - Open house at the Farash Center. 12:00 noon to 5 PM or later if clear.  Open house is a great time to learn how to use the Farash Center telescopes, or get help using your own telescope. Solar observing if clear !


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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.

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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
Held only if skies are mainly clear. Call Jim at 585-703-9876 for last minute outlook

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 !

Popular Page Links :

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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