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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 -Sun in Hydrogen Alpha - Bob Mcgovern

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 Check out this awesome aerial video shot by Ben Rothstein at the last open house ! -
- Rochestarfest is coming ! Dont forget to REGISTER for our biggest event of the year ! Click on the ROCHESTARFEST REGISTRATION link to register:
Rochestarfest 2015 LINK

- Looking for the MEES OBSERVATORY site ? Click on the MEES link at the top of this page. 
- 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 ==>
ASRAS Events

ASRAS Events

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Event List
ASRAS Board members meeting - monday July 13
Monday, July 13, 2015 7:00 PM
Location:Farash Center Ionia NY
ASRAS board members meeting for Monday, July 13th, 7pm @Farash center. Anyone is welcome to join us.

ROCHESTARFEST ! July 17 - 19
Saturday, July 18, 2015 12:00 AM
Location:Farash Center Ionia NY
High Priority
RocheStar Fest 2015
July 17 – 19, 2015, Marian and Max Farash Center for Observational Astronomy, Ionia, NY
Featured Speaker – Rick Albrecht, past-President ASRAS, “Astronomy Connections”


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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
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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