Friday, September 05, 2014
International Observe the Moon Night
I am not hear to complain about the media's fascination with the "Super Moon"-I think I've tweeting and posted to Facebook enough about that-instead, I'm hear to put my money where my mouth is (is that the right saying?) and to tell you to go check out the moon tomorrow night! :)
Saturday, September 6th has been designated International Observe the Moon Night!
InOMN is the brainchild of several "Moon Units" (the Lunar Science Institute, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific to name a few). The idea is to generate interest in observing and studying the moon.
How to participate? It's easy! Just go out on the night of the 6th and look up! :) You can also join an event, OR create one for the public for yourself! (unfortunately the only event close enough to Cleveland is Hiram College. Perhaps next year we can suggest to the folks at Observatory Park to create an event of their own!) ;) (update: although they don't have anything planned for InOMN, they do have an event planned for the Harvest Moon-check out the event page from Geauga Park's site.)
For more information about InOMN, check out the article on Sky and Telescope.
Speaking of Sky and Telescope, be sure to check out This Week's Sky at a Glance for more cool things to look at in the night sky!
(images courteous of Sky and Telescope).
posted by Romana1 on 11:29 PM |
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