RIT Observatory Holds Open House Dec. 13

Event is free and open to the public

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An artist’s concept of China’s moon rover Chang’e-3 lunar rover.

Stargazers are invited to an open house at the Rochester Institute of Technology Observatory to view the gibbous moon, Jupiter and the Orion Nebula.

A few meteors from the Geminid Meteor Shower might be visible as well, said Michael Richmond, physics professor and director of the RIT Observatory.

The free event will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13.

“If the skies are cloudy, we will provide a presentation on the Chinese Chang’e 3 lunar rover, which should land on the Moon the next day,” Richmond said.

Check for status updates at www.rit.edu/cos/observatory/.

The RIT Observatory is located at 645 John St., near the intersection of John Street and Bailey Road.