Sepember 20 MINERAL SECTION Meeting 7:00PM, Downstaire Meeting Room of Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwoood Avenue. Annual Show & Tell, Swap & Sell. For information contact Stephen Busschaert at firstname.lastname@example.org or (585) 732-5321
Sept FOSSIL SECTION no Fossil Section meetings are scheduled for September. Members will be notified in case of scheduling changes for Sept.
Sun Sept 11 ASTRONOMY OPEN HOUSE at the Farash Center Observatory noon to 4:00pm (or later is skies are clear) at Farash Center Observatory. Contact Joel Schmidt at 533-2097
Fri Sept 2 ASTRONOMY SECTION MEETING
Mon Sept 12 ASTRONOMY SECTION BOARD MEETING 7:00pm Farash Center, Ionia NY.
Sat, Sept 10 LIFE SCIENCES FIELD TRIP 9:00AM. We will again join the Burroughs Audubon Nature Club for their ZURICH BOG FIELD TRIP, Arcadia NY. FUNGI AND PLANTS OF ZURICH BOG WOODS. For further instructions about car pooling and meeting place, contact Karen Wolf 670-9709.
Tues 4 FOSSIL SECTION MEETING 7:30 p.m. Brighton Town Hall.
Guest speaker, SUNY Brockport Professor Dr. Judy Massare, a Mesozoic
marine reptile specialist, will speak about working with historic collections
and the problem of composite specimens: The challenges of research on
historic collections: Lower Jurassic ichthyosaurs from England. Contact:
Dan Krisher 698-3147.
Mon 10 ASTRONOMY BOARD MEETING 7:00 p.m. University of Rochester,
Bausch & Lomb Hall, 4th floor, Chart Room. All ASRAS members are
welcome. Contact: Joel Schmid, 533-2097
Wed 12 LIFE SCIENCES HERBARIUM WORKSHOP 1:00 - 4:00p.m. Basement
of the Rochester Museum and Science Center (RMSC). We will continue
work on replacing torn and damaged genus folders. It is a great way
to see interesting plants from the Rochester region and around the world!
No experience needed! If you plan to attend, please send an RSVP to
Elizabeth Pixley. At RMSC ask the front desk staff person to call ext.
368 in the Herbarium. For more information, contact Elizabeth Pixley,
herbarium curator 334-0977 or email@example.com.
Tues Oct 18 MINERAL SECTION MEETING 7:00 p.m. Downstairs meeting
room. Brighton Town Hall. 2300 Elmwood Avenue. Canadian David Joyce
returns to speak about Minerals from the Bay of Fundy. Expect good minerals,
scenery, and adventures! Join us for an informative presentation and
refreshments. Contact: Stephen Busschaert, 732-5321 or
Wed 19 RAS BOARD MEETING 7:00 p.m. Brighton Town Hall,
Stage Conference Room. Contact: Jutta Dudley, 385-2368.
Tues 1 FOSSIL SECTION MEETING 7:30 p.m. Brighton Town Hall.
Auditorium, not the usual downstairs meeting room. The program
will feature a 20 minute talk on the chemistry of pyritization followed
by a fossil themed quiz show. Contact: Dan Krisher, 698-3147.
Sat 12 RAS FALL SCIENTIFIC PAPER SESSION & LECTURE 8:30a.m.-2:00 p.m. Robert Wesleyan College. See page 1 for details. Contact: Jutta Dudley, 385-2368.
Sat 12 ASTRONOMY EQUIPMENT COACHING SESSION
Sun 13 ASTRONOMY PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. (and later, if skies are clear). Farash Center for Observational Astronomy, 8555 County Road 14, Ionia.14475. Contact: Joel Schmid, 533-2097.
Tues 15 MINERAL SECTION MEETING 7 p.m. Brighton Town
Hall. 2300 Elmwood Ave. Auditorium. Dr. Carmela Garzione of the University
of Rochester will discuss The Rise of Mountain Belts and the Fall
in Global Temperatures: Why We Live in a Glacial World.
She'll explore the geological and atmospheric mechanisms influencing
the global carbon budget and those that cause global cooling when the
Antarctic ice sheet grew ~30 million years ago as well as ice sheets
in the northern hemisphere during the past 3 million years. Contact:
Stephen Busschaert, 351-7633 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed 16 LIFE SCIENCES HERBARIUM WORKSHOP 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Basement of the Rochester Museum and Science Center (RMSC). At RMSC
go to the front desk and ask staff person to call ext. 368 in the Herbarium.
We will continue work on replacing torn and damaged genus folders. It
is a great way to see interesting plants from the Rochester region and
around the world! No experience needed! Please RSVP the Herbarium curator,
Elizabeth Pixley at
Fri 2 ASTRONOMY SECTION MEETING AND HOLIDAY PARTY 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Strasenburgh Planetarium. Setup at 6:00 p.m. Do not go to RIT! Contact: Joel Schmid, 533-2097.
Tues 6 FOSSIL SECTION MEETING 7:30 p.m. Brighton Town Hall Community
Meeting Room, 2300 Elmwood Ave. It's Fossil Show and Tell time! Bring
in your finds, favorite species, and any specimens that need identifying.
Pizza will be served. For more information contact Dan Krisher
Wed 14 LIFE SCIENCES HERBARIUM WORKSHOP
No Mineral Section meeting this month.
There is no meeting for the Fossil Section in January.
There is no Astronomy Section public star party in January.
Friday 3, ASTRONOMY SECTION MEETING -- 7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
RIT, Gosnell Hall, Room A300. ASRAS General Members Meeting. Professor
Richard O'Shaughnessy (RIT) will speak on the recent Gravity Wave discovery.
Tuesday 7, FOSSIL MEETING -- 7:30 PM Brighton Town Hall Auditorium 2300 Elmwood Ave. Michael Grenier will present a slide-show talk on "Dinosaur Research in 2016: Dinosaur Blood & Brains, Evolution of Flight & Feathers, Endothermy, & Other Amazing Finds." Visitors welcome.
Sunday 19, ASTRONOMY PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE --12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(or later, if skies are clear). Marian and Max Farash Center for Observational
Astronomy, 8555 County Road 14 Ionia, NY 14475. Events include: Sledding
party for kids of all ages. Contact Carol Latta at 392-7241. Observatory
and Telescope Training. Contact Ted Lechman at 490-1132. Open House
for the public. For weather related cancellations or changes contact:
Joel Schmid 533-2097 or see: www.rochesterastronomy.org/calendar-of-events.
Friday 3 ASTRONOMY SECTION MEETING -- 7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. RIT,
Gosnell Hall, Room A300. ASRAS General Members Meeting. Professor Mike
Richmond and Jennifer Connelly (RIT) will speak on their Kitts Peak
Observing experience. Contact: Joel Schmid 533-2097.
Tuesday 7, FOSSIL MEETING --7:30 PM Brighton Town Hall Downstairs Meeting Room 2300 Elmwood Ave. Speaker Carlie Pietsch discusses "The Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum and it's implications on the ecology and evolution of mollusks." Visitors welcome
Saturday 18 ASTRONOMY TELESCOPE TUNE-UP DAY -- 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Strassenburgh Planetarium of the Rochester Museum of Science. Bring your telescope for a tune-up and repair by Astronomy Section volunteers. Contact: Joel Schmid 533-2097.
Sunday 19 ASTRONOMY PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE
Tuesday 21 MINERAL SECTION MEETING -- 7:00 p.m. Brighton Town Hall, Downstairs Meeting Room. Retired geologist and member Fred Haynes will present "Adventures in Mineral Collecting in New York State." The talk will include a bit on the rich and varied bedrock geology of New York State, a bit about the history of many of the locations, some stories about collecting at them, and a lot of pictures of minerals. Fred will also bring specimens from a number of the interesting locations he has visited in the past five years. For more information contact Stephen Buschaert at 351-7633 or email@example.com.
Tuesday April 4, FOSSIL MEETING 7:30 PM Brighton Town
Hall Auditorium 2300 Elmwood Ave. Guest speaker Alaina Hickey on "Paleoecology
of Devonian Rugose Corals: Nitrogen Stable Isotope Analysis on Surviving
Organic Matter." Also Field Trip planning.
No Mineral Section General Meeting this month.
Thursday April 20--Sunday April 23 44th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium