September 2017

FOSSIL SECTION EVENTS TBD - watch for email notice of date and time

LIFE SCIENCES SECTION HERBARIUM WORKSHOP
TBD - watch for email notice of date and time.

8 Fri: ASTRONOMY SECTION MEETING
7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Marian and Max Farash Center for Observational Astronomy, 8355 County Road 14 Ionia, NY 14475 Main Speaker to be determined. Short talk: "Knitting to the Moon - the key role knitting played in programming the Apollo Guidance Computer" by Ted Lechman. $1.00 hotdogs available at 7:00 p.m. prior to meeting. Contact: Joel Schmid, 533-2097.

11 Mon: ASTRONOMY BOARD MEETING
7 p.m. Farash Center at Ionia. All ASRAS members are welcome. Contact: Joel Schmid: 533-2097.

15 Fri: ASTRONOMY STAR PARTY
8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Northampton Park, Brockport at the Ski Lodge parking lot off Hubbell Rd. For more information, Contact: Jim Seidewand, (585) 703-9876.

16 Sat: 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, 8355 County Road 14 Ionia, NY 14475. Ionia Fall Festival! For cancellations or changes contact: Joel Schmid: 533- 2097 or see: www.rochesterastronomy.org/calendar-of-events

19 Tues: MINERAL SECTION MEETING
7:00 p.m. Brighton Town Hall, Downstairs Meeting Room. Annual "Show and Tell / Swap and Sale Event". Featured are section minerals at reasonable prices. Door prizes and refreshments. Contact: Stephen Busschaert, mineralvp@rasny.org.

20 Wed: RAS BOARD MEETING
7:00 p.m. Brighton Town Hall, Stage Conference Room.

30 Sat: LIFE SCIENCES FIELD TRIP
10:00 a.m. Tinker Nature Center, Henrietta. Fall foliage field trip. Contact: Larry Hirsch, 429-6199.

ONGOING EVENT
ASRAS will operate the telescope, or one on the sidewalk, at Strasenburgh Planetarium on mostly clear Saturday nights. Contact: Jim Seidewand, (585) 703-9876.

October 2017

19 Tuesday, Mineral Meeting 7:00 p.m. Brighton Town Hall, downstairs meeting room.
Dr. Scott Giorgis of SUNY College Geneseo will discuss pluton formation in the Henry Mts of Utah. Join us for an educational evening, door prizes, and refreshments

November 2017

11Saturday  2017 Fall Paper Session – 8:30 AM to 2 PM at St. John Fisher College
Aslo, following lunch is the Larry King Memorial Lecture "Saving Rainforest with a Stethoscope and Hoof Trimmers" by Jeff Wyatt, DVM.

December 2017

 


January 2018

There is no meeting for the Fossil Section in January.

5 FRI: ASTRONOMY SECTION MEETING 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. RIT Gosnell Hall Room A 300. Speaker: Dr. Brian Koberlein, RIT. Topic: to be determined. Snacks available at 7:00 p.m. prior to meeting. Contact: Mark Minarich: (585) 257-6042.  7:00 p.m. University of Rochester, Bausch & Lomb Hall, 4th floor Chart Room. All ASRAS members are welcome. Contact Mark Minarich: (585) 257-6042.

10 WED: LIFE SCIENCE HERBARIUM WORKSHOP
1-4 pm. Basement Rochester Museum and Science Center (RMSC). No experience needed! We will be organizing the Herbarium materials in our room, now that the basement construction at RMSC is completed. If you plan to attend, please send an RSVP to Elizabeth Pixley. At RMSC go to the front desk and ask staff person to call ext. 368 in the Herbarium. Contact: Elizabeth Pixley, herbarium curator 334-0977 or eypixley@gmail.com).

14 SUN: LIFE SCIENCES FIELD TRIP
11:00 a.m. Mendon Ponds Park, Winterfest Event. We will meet in the Visitor Center parking lot. From there we will attend the natural science activities in the park. For directions contact Larry Hirsch 429-6199.

14 SUN: 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. Sledding, weather permitting. For weather related cancellations or changes contact Mark Minarich: (585) 257-6042 or see www.rochesterastronomy.org/calendar-of-events.

16 TUES: MINERAL Secton - Monthly Meeting – 7:00–9:00 p.m.. in the Arts and Craft Room at the Brighton Recreation Center at the end of Columbus Way, off Winton Road between 390 exit and Westfall Road. Click for a map. Program will be Dan Robertson from MCC speaking on silicate mineralogy. Refreshments and door prizes. Visitors welcome. Contact: Stephen Busschaert 351-7633.

February 2018

Feb. 2 Fri: ASTRONOMY SECTION MEETING 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. RIT Gosnell Hall Room A 300. Speaker: Dr. Michael Richmond, RIT. Topic: The interstellar comet ‘Oumuamua. Also: RIT grad student Trent Seelig will talk about a new type of instrument on the big Gemini Telescope.  Snacks available at 7:00 p.m. prior to meeting. Contact: Mark Minarich: (585) 257-6042.

6 Tues: FOSSIL SECTION MEETING 7:30 p.m. Note Change of Venue: Brighton Senior Program Center, 220 Idlewood Rd #125 Rochester, NY 14618.  Dr. Lindsay MacKenzie, will present a talk on "Using statistics to better understand exceptional preservation in the fossil record." She is an Assistant Professor of Geo-science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Contact: Dan Krisher DLKFossil@gmail.com.

16 Fri:  ASTRONOMY WINTER LECTURE SERIES 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. RIT Gosnell Hall Room A 300. Speaker: Joel Schmid, Past President ASRAS.  Topic: Imaging Software Tutorial. Contact: Mark Minarich: (585) 257-6042.

17 Sat: LIFE SCIENCE HERBARIUM WORKSHOP  10 am-2 pm. Rochester Museum & Science Center basement.  Come help organize the Herbarium materials. No experience necessary! If you plan to attend, please send an RSVP to Elizabeth Pixley.  At the RMSC front desk ask the staff person to call ext. 368 in the Herbarium.  For more information, contact
Elizabeth Pixley, herbarium curator (334-0977 or eypixley@gmail.com).

17 Sat: 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. Sledding, weather permitting.  For weather related cancellations or changes contact Mark Minarich: (585) 257-6042 or see www.rochesterastronomy.org/cale
ndar-of-events
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20 Tues: MINERAL MEETING 7:00 p.m. Brighton Recreation and Senior Center.  Use entrance off Winton Rd to access back parking lot.  Dr. Michele Hluchy of Alfred University will
present “Feats of Clay.” Come and learn about the different types of clay minerals and how they are used. You are likely thinking about ceramics, but you will be surprised how many other ways you encounter clays in your everyday life! Door prizes and refreshments. Contact: Stephen Busschaert (585) 351-7633.

March 2018

2 Fri: ASTRONOMY SECTION MEETING 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. RIT Gosnell Hall Room A 300. Speaker: Brother Guy J. Consolmagno, SJ, is an American research astronomer, Jesuit religious brother, and Director of the Vatican Observatory. Snacks available at 7:00 p.m. prior to meeting. Contact: Mark Minarich: (585) 257-6042.

5 Mon: ASTRONOMY BOARD MEETING 7:00 p.m. University of Rochester, Bausch & Lomb Hall, 4th floor Chart Room. All ASRAS members are
welcome. Contact Mark Minarich: (585) 257-6042.

6 Tues: FOSSIL SECTION MEETING 7:30 p.m. The Brighton Senior and Recreation Center located off Winton Road. Our speaker will be Nate Marshall who is in the Graduate Program at the University of Buffalo. He will be speaking on "Patterns of change in biomarker signatures support a linkage between graptolite and phytoplankton community changes". Contact: Dan Krisher: DLKFossil@gmail.com

9 Fri: ASTRONOMY SECTION WINTER LECTURE SERIES 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. RIT Gosnell Hall Room 3305. General Membership to discuss: “Extraordinary AstronomicalExperiences They’ve Had.” Snacks available at 7:00 p.m. prior to meeting. Contact: Mark Minarich: (585) 257-6042.

14 Wed: LIFE SCIENCES HERBARIUM WORKSHOP  1 p.m.- 4 p.m. Life Sciences section will hold a workshop at the RAS Herbarium, located in the basement of the Rochester
Museum and Science Center (RMSC). No experience needed! We will be organizing the Herbarium materials in our room, now that the basement construction at RMSC is completed. If
you plan to attend, please send an RSVP to Elizabeth Pixley. At RMSC go to the front desk and ask staff person to call ext. 368 in the Herbarium. For more information, contact Elizabeth Pixley, herbarium curator (334-0977 or eypixley@gmail.com).

16 Fri: ASTRONOMY SECTION WINTER LECTURE SERIES 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. RIT Gosnell Hall Room 3305. Speaker: RIT Senior Lecturer Dr. Brian Koberlein. Topic: “The Earth is Round and Other Lies: Misconceptions and Pseudoscience Spread Through Social Media”. Snacks available at 7:00 p.m. prior to meeting.Contact: Mark Minarich: (585) 257-
6042.

17 Sat: ASTRONOMY SECTION MESSIER MARATHON 6:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m. Weather Permitting. Marian and Max Farash Center for Observational Astronomy,
8555 County Road 14 Ionia, NY 14475.  Contact Mark Minarich: (585) 257-6042.

18 Sun: ASTRONOMY PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE 1:00 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.  Sledding, weather permitting. For weather related cancellations or changes contact Mark Minarich: (585) 257-6042 or see www.rochesterastronomy.org/calendarof-events.

20 Tues: MINERAL SECTION MEETING 7:00 p.m. Brighton Recreation and Senior Center.   Use entrance off Winton Rd between Rt. 390 and Westfall Rd. to access back parking lot. Gemologist, Paul Cassarino of The Gem Lab, will talk about dating jewelry based on discovery dates of gem materials and construction clues. Join us for an interesting talk, door prizes and refreshments. Contact: Stephen Busschaert (585) 351-7633 or mineralvp@rasny.org.

31 Sat: LIFE SCIENCES FIELD TRIP 10:00 a.m. Mendon Ponds Park. We will meet in Visitor Center parking lot. From there we will visit Wild Wings and view their raptor exhibits, and also do tree identification on one of the nearby nature trails. For directions contact Larry Hirsch 429-6199

April 2018


Thursday April 19--Sunday April 22     45th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium

 

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