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The RIT Observatory

Open House to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing

Images courtesy of David Haworth and (left) and The Digital Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon (right)

Status update, Sep 6, 1:30 PM: The Open House WILL take place Saturday night, Sep 7, 8:00 - 10:00 PM. The weather might not be the best, but we'll see what we can see.

On the rain date of Sat, Sep 7, from 8:00 - 10:00 PM we'll celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first human steps on the Moon by inviting everyone to look at the Moon through our telescopes. One telescope will show the entire Moon at once, others will zoom in on particular details. You'll also have a chance to see Jupiter and Saturn.

Can you find the craters named after the Apollo 11 astronauts? Come and try -- maybe you'll win a prize!

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Last modified 9/6/2019