On the night of Apr 26/27, 2013, students from Nazareth College came to visit the RIT Observatory. These students were enrolled in a course taught by Nazareth Philosophy Professor Scott Campbell which includes a section on the relationship between astronomy and ethics. A good book to read on this topic is The Wisdom of the World by Remi Brague; chapters 9 and 10 are particularly relevant.
The night was mostly clear, though there was quite a bit of haze, so that the sky was bright. Thanks to the efforts of many RIT volunteers
we were able to show our visitors both planets -- Jupiter, Saturn and the Moon -- and an object far beyond our solar system, the globular cluster M3.
Last modified 4/29/2013 by MWR.