International Observe the Moon Night is September 22!

Image: Gregory H. Revera, Full Moon from Madison, Alabama, USA.
Photographed with a Celestron 9.25 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, via Wikipedia

International Observe the Moon Night is Saturday, September 22, 2012. Find a Moon Event using this worldwide map.

Night Sky Network astronomy clubs set up telescopes in many locations, from outside shopping malls, to national parks, to public libraries. Find your local astronomy club and enjoy the Moon and other celestial delights. 

Watch What's Up with Jane Houston Jones of JPL to find out more about the Moon. 

Listen to Look for the Bunny Girl: How NASA's Missions to the Moon Influence the Imagination, a podcast on 365 Days of Astronomy.

 Many clubs celebrate the Moon year-round. You're invited to join a club at any time!


Mary, a Los Angeles Astronomical Association member, explains some features of the Moon at their Summer Skies Class. Photo: Richard Fuentes

The Fort Worth Astronomical Society celebrated Moon Day, in honor of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon, at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. Globes, books, and other goodies await visitors. 

Lake County Astronomical Society at the Moon Over McHenry Public Library, Photo: Dave Wagner


Many clubs kick-off a star party with safe solar gazing. A member of Lake County Astronomical Society shows brilliant views of the Sun before their Moon over McHenry event. 

Astronomy is for everyone, of all ages!

Photo: Dave Wagner

Join our vibrant stargazing community!

We invite you to join the NASA Night Sky Network stargazing community on Facebook and Twitter for sky charts and lively conversation about all things planetary. 

Find star parties and solar viewings quickly using these apps or the website!

Get Go StarGaze, the NASA Night Sky Network astronomy app that helps you find astronomy clubs and their stargazing events on the go!

You can also find astronomy events and clubs in Distant Suns, your personal guide to the cosmos!

Clear skies and happy stargazing!

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