2017 International Observe the Moon Night

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Christopher K.
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2017 International Observe the Moon Night

Post by Christopher K. » November 29th, 2016, 4:55 pm

Our nearest celestial neighbor and constant companion has been visited by twelve human beings on six different occasions. Most of us cannot do that at this time--although our country still has the capabilities! However, during this night of lunar excitement telescopes around the world will be pointed at our sole natural satellite. International Observe the Moon Night is "dedicated to encouraging people to ‘look up’ and take notice of our nearest neighbor, the Moon".

2017's event is on Saturday, 28 October; on this night the Moon will be a waxing gibbous (8.4 days old).

The Baton Rouge InOMN event will take place at the Highland Road Park Observatory from 7pm to 10pm. Weather permitting, viewing of the Moon and deep-sky objects will take place. There will be drinks and refreshments. In addition, games will take place, and archival Apollo footage and amateur lunar photography will be on display. There will be red glow sticks for sale, and there will be a free unaided-eye and binocular-guided tours of the Moon. The event has free admission and is for all ages.

More information:
http://www.observethemoonnight.org/

Christopher K.
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Re: 2017 International Observe the Moon Night

Post by Christopher K. » October 28th, 2017, 5:08 pm

Well, it's here. Since this may be (due to scheduling conflicts) the last full-fledged OMN to take place at the Highland Road Park Observatory, all are encouraged to come visit. There will be a special game with prizes for both children and adults. There will be little cloud cover, and three predicted visible passes!

More information:
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/omn.html

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