September 2014

Tuesday 16 – MINERAL MEETING Annual Show & Tell/Swap & Sale! 7:00 – 9:00 pm, in the Downstairs Meeting Room of the Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14618.  Members can show and tell what they collected or purchased over the summer, and sell or swap items they would like to get rid of.  Also for sale will be numerous specimens donated to the club at very reasonable prices, plus some giveaways. Come early to set up your items. Refreshments.  Club members only for the sale.  For more info, please contact Stephen Busschaert at mineralvp(at)rasny.org or 585-288-5683.

October 2014

Tuesday 21– MINERAL MEETING - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Downstairs Meeting Room, Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14618.  Our speaker will be David Joyce from Newmarket, Ontario.  Refreshments and doorprizes.  For more info, please contact Stephen Busschaert at mineralvp(at)rasny.org or 585-288-5683.

November 2014

Saturday 15– Fall Scientific Paper Session at The College at Brockport.

December 2014

January 2014
No Fossil Section meeting in January.

Tuesday, 21st - MINERAL MEETING. 7:00 - 9:30 PM at Brighton Town Hall, Downstairs Meeting Room, 2300 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14618. Dr. Gary Solar from Buffalo State College will give a talk titled Granite: A Record of Northern Appalachian Tectonic History.   Door prizes and refreshments.  For more info, contact Stephen Busschaert, 1st VP, at mineralvp(at)rasny.org or 585-288-5683.

February 2014

Tuesday, February 18th MONTHLY MEETING - 7:00 - 9:00pm at Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14618. Our member, Fred Haynes, PhD, will speak on "Minerals on Stamps." Door prizes & refreshments.  For updates, check back here or contact Stephen Busschaert at mineralvp@rasny.org or 585-732-5321.

March 2014

Fri 07 ASTRONOMY SECTION - 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. RIT, Gosnell Hall, Room A300. Grover Swartzlander from RIT will speak about Exoplanets. Contact Valerie Rapson at 301-3424.

Sat 15 HERBARIUM 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 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! Plan to come and help with this valuable collection - and see some interesting plants! Lunch is served in the RMSC Cafe until 2 pm. If you plan to attend, please send an RSVP to Elizabeth Pixley. Then, at RMSC, go to the front desk and ask staff person there to call ext. 368, the phone in the Herbarium. For more information, contact Elizabeth Pixley, herbarium curator (334-0977 or epixley@rochester.rr.com).

Tue 18 MINERAL SECTION MEETING 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14618. Dr. Dori Farthing from SUNY Geneseo, Geology Dept. will speak on "X-Ray Diffraction for Mineral Analysis". Door prizes and refreshments. Contact Stephen Busschaert at mineralvp@rasny.org or 585-732-5321.

Sat 22 LIFE SCIENCES FIELD TRIP 10:00 a.m. Mendon Ponds Park for Winter Tree ID with Ken Wolf. Meet at Hopkins Point, near 100 Acre Pond. Dress for walking in snow covered trails. Contact Karen Wolf 670-9709. Find a map of Mendon Ponds here: http://www2.monroecounty.gov/files/parks/MendonPark.pdf.

April 2014

Mon 01 FOSSIL SECTION 7:30 p.m. Brighton Town Hall, Downstairs Meeting Room. Speaker to be determined.

Thurs 03 RAS ANNUAL MEETING and SPRING LECTURE
7:30-9:00 p.m. Auditorium, Brighton Town Hall. Ice Core Records of Climate Change: Drilling into the Past to Learn about the Future
By Vasilii Petrenko, Ph.D

No Mineral Section Meeting in April

Thursday 24 41st Rochester Mineral Symposium opening lecture and displays.  

Thurs-Sun 24-27 41st Rochester Mineralogical Symposium

Thursday 24 – 8:00 p.m. RAS members may attend the Thursday evening Opening Lecture of the 41st RMS, view the displays, and visit the dealer floor for free. But you must stop at the registration table and get a Guest badge.  The speaker will be Michael Bainbridge, and his talk is titled: "Grenville Grunge? Dispelling the Myth."  The Symposium is held at at the Radisson Hotel at 175 Jefferson Road, Rochester, NY 14623.

May 2014

Saturday 03 Dolomite Products' Penfield Quarry Open House 7am to 12 noon at 746 Whalen Rd., Penfield, NY 14526.  Please arrive early to sign in & hear safety talk and learn the rules for collecting in the quarry. For more information.

Tuesday 20 MINERAL SECTION MONTHLY MEETING - 7:00 - 9:00pm at Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14618. in the Downstairs Meeting Room. Speaker will be Dr. David Bailey, Professor of Geosciences from Hamilton College who will talk titled "Oolitic Iron Ores from the Type Locality: Clinton, NY."   Refreshments, door-prizes, visitors welcome.

June 2014

Tuesday 17th MINERAL SECTION MONTHLY MEETING - 7:00 - 9:00pm at Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14618 in the Downstairs Meeting Room. Speaker will be our member Dan Robertson, Chair of the Dept. of Chemistry and Geosciences at Monroe Community College. Refreshments, door-prizes, visitors welcome.

 

July 2014

 

August 2014



Last Updated August 17, 2014