NSN Webinar: One Month Until International Observe the Moon Night!

NSN Webinar: One Month Until International Observe the Moon Night!

  • Nighttime Event
  • Inside Venue
  • Target Audience
  • Teen, Adult
Images: NASA / GSFC / Andrea Jones

NSN members joined NASA's Andrea Jones on September 20, 2018 as she shared the latest lunar science from LRO along with plans for this year's International Observe the Moon Night. The recording wcan be found embedded below, as well as on our YouTube archive.

International Observe the Moon Night is a worldwide, public celebration of lunar science and exploration held annually since 2010. One day each year, we encourage everyone on Earth to observe and learn about the Moon together, its connections to planetary science and exploration, and to celebrate the cultural and personal connections we all have with Earth’s nearest neighbor. This year, International Observe the Moon Night is also a perfect opportunity to highlight the Apollo program 50th anniversary. 

It’s a month away! – on October 20, 2018. Come learn more about the program, associated resources, and how you and your club can participate.
About Andrea Jones
 
Andrea Jones is an Education and Communication Specialist with the Planetary Science Institute at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. She conducts education and public outreach activities for NASA planetary science missions and programs such as the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover, and teams in NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute. Andrea is the Space Science Lead of Earth to Sky, a partnership between NASA, the National Park Service, and the US Fish & Wildlife Service, and Director of International Observe the Moon Night.

The InOMN page on the NSN website has an extensive list of resources for use during local outreach events. 

One of our favorite activities is Toad in the Moon.  The pattern of lighter and darker features on the face of the Moon has been interpreted in many ways by different cultures. Learners of all ages are introduced to some of the patterns various cultures saw in the Moon and then can create their own.

 

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Recording: International Observe the Moon Night 2018

Recording of our webinar on September 20, 2018.

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