“International Observe the Moon Night!” — 09.18.2010
SEEING THE MOON… in a whole new light
2009 was a very big year for lunar exploration. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) began orbiting the Moon, returning more amazing images and more digital data in its first year than any other planetary mission in history. Meanwhile, Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) crashed into the Moon’s south polar region in an unprecedented search for water below the Moon’s surface.
International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) – September 18, 2010 – follows NASA’s first celebration of these historic missions as part of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 in public events called “We’re at the Moon!” (for LRO) and “National Observe the Moon Night” in the USA (for LCROSS). Astronomers Without Borders (AWB) is partnering with NASA missions and centers and others to bring the excitement of observing and learning about Earth’s closest neighbor in space to the public — putting the “International” into InOMN.
Share the excitement of lunar exploration with the public by hosting your own InOMN event:
- Hold a public star party and give others a close-up look at our closest celestial neighbor
- Hold a public lecture or give a public presentation
- Contact a school near you and give a special presentation to classes
- Hold an online events like a Tweetup
Let’s fly to the moon!
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Visit http://observethemoonnight.org/ to know more.