at the planetarium
Join us on select Saturdays to enjoy free telescope viewings (dependent on clear skies and good weather).
Climb 60 steps to the top of the tower at the back of the Planetarium on selected Saturday nights to view the moon (and possibly a planet, depending on date) through telescopes operated by volunteers from our local astronomy club, the Astronomy Section of the Rochester Academy of Science (AS-RAS).
To confirm that the telescope is open, check the astronomy club’s Facebook page.
UPCOMING evening VIEWING DATES AT THE PLANETARIUM:
Telescope viewing is on winter break during the weeks that are usually the coldest and cloudiest of the year. Please check back for updates on spring viewing dates!
Telescope viewing around town
hosted by the rmsc and the astronomy club
No upcoming events! Stay tuned for more.
at ionia, Ny
Free telescope viewing is also available on selected dates at the astronomy club’s beautiful dark-sky observing site in Ionia. The location is officially called the Farash Center for Observational Astronomy. There is an attractive small sign marking the driveway into the location, but it is advisable to
arrive before dark to be sure you see it. To confirm that a viewing event is happening, check the astronomy club’s Facebook page.
Farash Center for Observational Astronomy
Road 14, Ionia, NY 14475.