Please Note:

The RMSC Museum & Science Center will be closed on Mondays for the remainder of the school year. We will be open on select school holidays, including Indigenous People's Day on October 10. Please contact us at if you have any questions.

Telescope Viewing at the Planetarium Observatory

Telescope Viewing at the Planetarium Observatory

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 planets and the moon (depending on date) through telescopes operated by knowledgeable volunteers from our local astronomy club, the Astronomy Section of the Rochester Academy of Science (AS-RAS). 

To confirm that the telescope is open, you can phone the Planetarium box office after 7pm at 585.271.4320 ext. 411, or check the astronomy club’s Facebook page 


Viewing dates at the Planetarium through October 2022:

(Weather Permitting) 

Saturday, October 8 | 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Saturday, October 15 | 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Saturday, October 22 | 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Saturday, October 29 | 7:00pm to 9:30pm


Telescope Viewing 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 site is officially called the Farash Center for Observational Astronomy. The exact address is 8355 County Road 14, Ionia, NY 14475. There is an attractive small sign marking the driveway into the location, but it is advisable to arrive well before dark to be sure you see it. To confirm that a viewing event is happening, check the astronomy club’s Facebook page 


Viewing dates at Ionia, weather permitting:

Friday, October 21 | 7:30pm to 11:00pm



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