Open House at RIT Observatory

Apr 13, 2012

Our main features tonight will be Venus early in the evening, Saturn late in the evening, and open star clusters in between.

Our Milky Way Galaxy has hundreds of open star clusters, which are collections of young stars all born from a single big cloud of gas. Tonight, you'll have a chance to see and compare three particularly nearby clusters. They are all shown on the chart below: M44 (the Beehive Cluster), M35 and M37.

Some might look best through binoculars, others through our telescopes. Which is your favorite?

Some other events of interest tonight:

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Another good place to check is the Astronomy Section of the Rochester Academy of Sciences: