NSN Webinar Series: Prepare for International Observe the Moon Night 2021!
- Teen, Adult
The NASA Night Sky Network on September 8 heard Andrea Jones help folks prepare for this year's activities for International Observe the Moon Night.
International Observe the Moon Night is a time to come together with fellow Moon enthusiasts and curious people worldwide. Everyone on Earth is invited to learn about lunar science and exploration, take part in celestial observations, and honor cultural and personal connections to the Moon. This year, International Observe the Moon Night will take place on Saturday, October 16. We have made significant updates to our website and our resource collection to accommodate more individual, small group, and virtual participation in this year’s event.
Come learn more about the program, and how you and your club or institution can participate. We’ll highlight program resources including a new event Moon map and Moon viewing guide, advertising materials, and social media shareables. We’ll highlight some recommended hands-on activities, offer tips and resources for hosting virtual events – and for evaluating them. And, we’ll discuss opportunities to stay connected throughout the year. You can ask questions of the International Observe the Moon Night leadership team and of fellow current or prospective event hosts, and share your ideas for your International Observe the Moon Night event.
About Andrea Jones
Andrea Jones is a planetary geologist and the Public Engagement Lead of the Solar System Exploration Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. She shares NASA planetary science research and discoveries with national and international audiences and connects division scientists to, and supports them in, public engagement opportunities. Andrea is the Public Engagement Lead for NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission and Director of International Observe the Moon Night.
#ObserveTheMoon on Social Media
Hear updates, share pictures and highlights from your event, and connect to fellow lunar enthusiasts around the world through @NASAMoon and #observethemoon on Twitter and the International Observe the Moon Night page on Facebook.
Links mentioned in the webinar:
Official International Observe the Moon Website
Register your Event/Observation
Tell us about your Experience, Lunar Observer Survey: https://bit.ly/21moon
Host Survey - (will open Oct 1)
NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
Next Lunar Surface Science Workshop
Lunar Surface Science Workshop reports
NASA’s Artemis program
NASA’s Lucy mission
James Webb Space Telescope
Moon Event Activities and Ideas List:
Livestreams Global Moon Party Oct. 9 and NASA Livestream Oct 16
Tips for Hosting Virtual Events
Moon Viewing 10 Tips to Observe from Home
October 16 Moon Map
Exploring Moon Phase Cards
Skywatchers Moon Guide Handout
Can You See the Flag on the Moon Handout
Virtual Tools - Moon Trek
Moon Sorting Jamboard (make a copy to use)
Lunar Photography Guide
Moon Observation Journal
Moon Bingo, Sketch the Moon, Impact Craters, Moon Art and More!
Astronomical League Challenge
The Moon as Art Gallery
Recipe for a Moon (krispies)
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Updated: Sept 9, 2021