International Observe the Moon Night by NASA

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Members of the public are invited to celebrate International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, October 20 at 6:00 p.m. EDT rain or shine. The free event will be held at the NASA Goddard Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

The annual International Observe the Moon Night event is a global celebration of lunar and planetary science and exploration. It brings together scientists, educators and lunar enthusiasts from around the world. This year’s event highlights the 50th anniversary of the Apollo program, with speakers who will discuss Goddard’s involvement in Apollo from past to present, as well as our current work preparing for future human exploration of rocky worlds.

The event at the Goddard Visitor Center will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. EDT. The agenda includes:

  • hands-on activities and exhibits
  • a lunar art gallery, featuring the work of local students and a NASA scientist
  • personal Apollo stories from NASA employees and family members
  • teacher resources from the GSFC Educator Resource Center

After dusk, the Goddard Astronomy Club will be in the Rocket Garden with telescopes, providing visitors with a guided tour of the Moon, planets and other celestial objects.

International Observe the Moon Night is sponsored by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission and partners. LRO is managed by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

No registration is needed.

For directions to the Goddard Visitor Center, go to: https://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/visitor/directions/index.html

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