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    1. Show notes: 1. THIS IS A SQUARE FORMATTED SHOW Zoom the projector to fill the screen top-to-bottom with this slide. 3. Focus on this slide 4. Hide this slide (Slide Show/Hide Slide) and begin on the ASRAS title slide. (see additional notes below for this slide) HIDE THIS SLIDE

    2. ASRAS at Ionia Produced by Don Chamberlin 2012

    3. Tour of facilities

    4. How it all started

    5. Rochester Academy of Science Established in 1881 • Astronomy • Anthropology • Life Sciences • Mineral • Fossil

    6. Lewis A Swift • Amateur Astronomer • Comet Hunter • 109P Swift/Tuttle • 11P Tempel/Swift/LINEAR • Warner Observatory

    7. RAS: scientific organization • Amateurs welcome • Modern organization Mid-1920s • Open lectures at UR Physics, Dr. Floyd Fairbanks • Rochester Astronomical Soc.— 1932 • Affiliated with Rochester Academy of Science-- 1945

    8. A S R A S WWW.rochesterastronomy.org

    9. Diverse membership • Optical organizations: B & L, Kodak, Wollensak Optical, others • Occupations: Rev. John Betlam-sheet metal, Stonecutter & teacher-Edison Tech, Lincoln Alliance Banker, Commercial Photographer

    10. Contributions • Observing sessions– Lunar eclipses • Lectures • Projects: MOONWATCH observing and cataloging artificial satellites for the Smithsonian. Observing breakups, passovers before radar.

    11. The John Dobson Era 1960s and Amateur Astronomy • Telescope maker • The Dobsonian Mount • San Francisco Sidewalk Astronomers 1968 Edmund Sci. Catalog

    12. Monthly Meetings Young Astronomers RocheStarfest OUTREACH: Star Parties Scout groups Strasenburgh Planetarium UR Mees Observatory What we do today

    13. Monthly Meetings

    14. At RIT

    15. Young Astronomers

    16. RocheStarfest

    17. Peter Blackwood