Dec 3, 2011: Open House at the RIT Observatory

Tonight, you can see the Moon and Jupiter through our telescopes. In addition, we'd like to show you three features of the winter sky that are not quite so obvious.

The circles in the chart below show you where to find these three objects. Which one is which?

When you look at Jupiter tonight, you should be able to see four of its moons. Can you draw them in their apparent places in the diagram below?

After you've made your drawing, please ask for an answer sheet -- and you can find out which moon is which!

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