It's time for Mars! This summer, the Earth will catch up to Mars as they orbit around the Sun. The orbit of Mars is not a perfect circle: sometimes it's closer to the Sun (and the Earth), sometimes it's farther away. This summer, Mars will be nearly as close to the Sun -- and the Earth! -- as it ever gets. That means that this summer is the best time to view Mars in many years!
RIT Observatory Open Houses
July 10, 2018
The RIT Observatory will hold two Open Houses specially focused on Mars -- but Jupiter and Saturn will also be easy to see. Come and join us to get a good look at the Red Planet and some of its friends.
Friday, July 20 (rain date Sat, July 21): 9:30 - 11:00 PM
Friday, Aug 3 (rain date Sat, Aug 4): 9:30 - 11:00 PM
Check the AST Observatory Website: https://www.rit.edu/cos/observatory/ a day before each event for a status update. Remember that we can't see other planets when the skies are covered with clouds ...