Get ready for Observe the Moon Night at the library Oct. 20

Oct 04, 2018
The Rockland Public Library celebrates Observe the Moon Night Oct. 20.

Rockland — Members of the public are invited to celebrate International Observe the Moon Night Saturday, Oct. 20, at 2:30 p.m. The free event will be held at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.

International Observe the Moon Night is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation and understanding of our moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration. The annual event connects scientists, educators and lunar enthusiasts around the world.

The library’s Pre-game Event will include an afternoon of lunar activities for all ages with librarian Jessie Blanchard and Cornerstones of Science’s Sarah Post. Participants will learn about phases of the moon, moon craters, the best days and times for viewing, using the telescope and binoculars, and why we observe the moon -- a bit of lunar folklore.

After the sun sets, head outside and catch a glimpse of the moon.

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

For more information about International Observe the Moon Night, visit: moon.nasa.gov/observe. For more information about LRO, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/lro

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