We all love the moon. Across time and cultures, people have been gazing in wonder and curiosity at the moon. It is the brightest object in our night skies and children call out in excitement when they see it. The moon guides our calendar, our tides and many other natural cycles on earth.
Join us to celebrate the moon at "International Observe the Moon Night" on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 7-10 p.m. People all over the world will gather at observatories to gaze at the moon and, here in Tucson, we will have a big event at the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium. There will be telescopes set up on the UA Mall in front of Flandrau so you can see amazing close-up views of the moon and inside we will have moon related activities for kids and families, plus two talks by local scientists about the moon in the planetarium theater.
The Planetary Science Institute, in collaboration with Flandrau, the UA Astronomy Club, the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association and the Girl Scouts, organizes "International Observe the Moon Night." It will be a fun discovery event for the whole family so join the celebration and feel the moonshine.