There are many benefits to membership in ASRAS, including:
- Monthly meetings that include presentations by guest speakers or members on topics ranging from elementary to advanced.
- Access to our dark sky observing site, the Marian and Max Farash Center for Observational Astronomy, including access to a variety of observing and imaging equipment
- Star parties and sidewalk astronomy
- Opportunities to participate in public outreach events, including operation of the Strasenburgh Planetarium telescope, scouting events at the observing site.
- Access to our Young Astronomers program for kids, plus a variety of social events
- Periodic meetings at the Strasenburgh Planetarium that include a free star show
- The Rochester Astronomer, the group's newsletter (monthly except July and August)
- The RocheStar Fest, Rochester's star party.
- Reduced price on magazines, including Sky & Telescope and Astronomy Magazine.
- Membership in the Rochester Academy of Science, giving access to RAS activities.
- Friendship, fellowship and camaraderie - Come and learn the sky with us!
Membership is open to all interested people, there are no 'minimum requirements' for experience or expertise. To join ASRAS, you must join the Rochester Academy of Science and then join the Astronomy Section.
One year's individual membership in the Academy and the Astronomy Section is only $27!