RIT Observatory Open House for Lunar Eclipse
On May 15, the Moon will play hide-and-seek with the Sun. Watch it change color as it tries to hide in the Earth's shadow.
Location: RIT Observatory (645 John Street, Rochester, NY 14623)
Event Status: On Schedule! (updated 5/15 - the event will go on tonight)
The RIT Observatory invites members of the Rochester community to come and watch the lunar eclipse with us. On the night of Sunday, May 15, the Full Moon will slowly slide behind the Earth's shadow, growing dim and red over the course of several hours, before it gradually returns to normal. Starting at 10 PM, visitors may join us to enjoy this slow-motion spectacle. Look at the Moon up close and personal through our telescopes and binoculars; learn how to recognize a constellation or two; and ask us anything about the planets, stars, and space. We'll be open between 10 PM and 12:30 AM.
Please dress warmly and bring a flashlight or smartphone; portable chairs would also be handy.
This event does depend upon the weather, and may be cancelled. Please check with us around noon on May 15 to find out if the event will proceed. The event will go on as scheduled!
Anyone with interest in the topic.
Photo credit: NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio
When and Where
Open to the Public