Astronomy Club

RHIT Astronomy Club


Each year in Astronomy club, members will be working towards the completion of a project utilizing skills acquired in club meetings.
Each project is designed to be accessible to all members without requiring the extensive knowledge usually acquired by completing
advanced courses in astronomy, although those with experience are more than welcome to participate in these projects by providing

Please check back regularly for updates on projects and new project listings.

    Determining the Orbit of Astral Bodies

  • 2014 - 2015 Academic year
  • In this project, members will track objects in order to mathematically describe the object's orbit about the sun.
    Members will use Maple in order to help with the calculation process. By the end of the project, members should feel
    more comfortable using the provided telescopes and will get more practice using Maple in addition to the instruction
    provided in their math classes.