July 17, 2023
What do astronomers say about Moon landing deniers? Batting down the conspiracy theory with an assist from the 1969 Miracle Mets
Michael Richmond, professor of astronomy and physics, explains the 1969 moon landing for the "Curious Kids" series published by The Conversation.
October 13, 2022
RIT professor reacts to NASA’s success against future killer rocks
WROC-TV talks to Michael Richmond, professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy, about NASA’s planetary defense mission.
October 3, 2022
RIT Observatory hosting open house for the Rochester community
RIT is inviting the community to a guided look at the moons of Jupiter, rings of Saturn, and craters on the moon. The RIT Observatory will host an open house from 9 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, that is free and open to the public.
May 15, 2022
A total lunar eclipse may be visible in Rochester this weekend
WROC-TV interviews Michael Richmond, a professor in RIT's School of Physics and Astronomy, about the total lunar eclipse on May 15-16.
November 16, 2021
RIT astrophysics graduate students conduct experiment at White Sands Missile Range
Serena Tramm and Mike Ortiz are pursuing their studies in astrophysics and have been working alongside Michael Zemcov, assistant professor in RIT’s School of Physics and Astronomy. Together, the team conducted an experiment that resulted in traveling to New Mexico’s White Sands Missile Range for the first CIBER-2 launch earlier this year.
August 16, 2021
RIT professor compares ‘quadrillion dollar asteroid’ to mining ocean for gold
WROC-TV talks to Michael Richmond, professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy and director of the RIT Observatory, about the asteroid Psyche.
July 21, 2021
What Bezos’ space launch could mean for space tourism
WROC-TV talks to Michael Richmond, professor of physics and astronomy, about the future of commercial services for space travel.
February 19, 2021
Rochester optics on landed Mars rover Perseverance
WROC-TV interviews Michael Richmond, professor of physics and astronomy, about NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.
January 20, 2021
Asteroid or alien? RIT professor breaks down Harvard professor’s claim
WROC-TV talks to Michael Richmond, professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy, about observing objects in space.
May 7, 2020
Professor Michael Richmond’s passion for teaching physics and astronomy earns him Eisenhart Award
Michael Richmond considers himself a “lucky guy.” As a professor in RIT’s School of Physics and Astronomy, he gets to spend his workdays talking about the subjects that have fascinated him since he was young. His passion for teaching physics and astronomy shines through so brightly that this year it earned him an Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching,
November 5, 2019
Watch the planet Mercury pass in front of the sun with the RIT Observatory
The planet Mercury will pass directly across the sun next week for the last time until 2032, and RIT faculty and students will help the community view the rare event. Members of the RIT Observatory will set up telescopes for public use from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, in the Infinity Quad on the RIT campus.
September 3, 2019
RIT Observatory hosts open house to commemorate Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary
The RIT Observatory is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first steps on the moon by holding an open house. Members of the Rochester community are invited to visit and explore the moon through the observatory’s telescopes.