Directions to the Farash Center

The Farash Center for Observtional Astronomy

The Farash Center for Observational Astronomy

Through gracious donations from Marion and Max Farash and the Louis S. Wolk Foundation, ASRAS has been able to acquire a large piece of land well away from the city lights. Our site, called the Marian and Max Farash Center for Observational Astronomy, serves as the centerpiece of the group’s activities.

We are located at:

8355 County Road 14
Ionia, NY

GPS address: 42.930976,-77.496872 or 42°55’46.7″ N 77°30’01.7″ W


From the West:

Take Route 490 to Route 390 (South), get off at Route 590 (north) Take 590 to the Monroe Ave Exit, and go Right at the light (Monroe Ave). When you get to the Village of Pittsford, take a right onto Route 64 (South).

From the East:

Thruway (I90) west to Exit 45
(Victor / Rte. 96) Take Route 96 South (this will be a left turn) Turn right on Route 251 West (it’s about 2 miles down Rte 96, you’ll pass a car dealership just before the turn).
Turn left on Route 64 South (you’ll come to the village of Mendon about 5 or 6 miles down. Rte 64 is the first stop light on Rte 251).

Directions For Both (once you get to Rte 64):

After about 8 to 10 miles, watch for the Ontario County sign, a horse farm on the right, and a gravel pit on the left. After those landmarks, you’ll a quarter mile or so go up a hill. Just past the top of that hill is a road to the right — Elton Road — and a small sign pointing to Ionia. Take that right.

A hundred yards over the hill is the (very small) town of Ionia. Immediately turn right at the four corners in town. A few hundred feet later you will see a cemetery on the left. Immediately past the cemetery is a dark gray house with white trim; immediately past the gray house is the gravel road entrance to our site, with a bright yellow gate.

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