Moon enthusiasts, stargazers, and anyone else interested in learning more about space will be interested in International Observe the Moon Night, sponsored by the Lake George Land Conservancy, and held at Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center in Bolton Landing, on Saturday, October 12 from 6 – 8 pm.
International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual event that is dedicated to encouraging people to ‘look up’ and take notice of our nearest neighbor, the Moon. From looking at the Moon with a naked eye to using the most sensitive telescope, every year on the same day, people from around the world hold events and activities that celebrate our Moon.
Participants will hear from lunar scientist Rosemary Millham, Ph.D., will have an opportunity to observe the Moon through telescopes, to simulate their own lunar impacts, and more. Dr. Millham is the science coordinator for the secondary science education program and assistant professor at SUNY New Paltz, and works part-time for NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in science writing and curriculum development.
Participants should meet at Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center for a lunar presentation and explanation of the project, from 6-7:00 pm. The group will then go outdoors to view the moon. Dr. Millham will lead the group in lunar observations and conduct activities from 7:30-8:00. Participants may wish to bring a camera and their own binoculars or a telescope, should wear sturdy shoes, and dress for cool evening temperatures.
Reservations are not required but are appreciated. To RSVP or for questions, call Sarah Hoffman at 518-644-9673 or email [email protected]. This event will take place rain or shine (indoor presentation only in case of rain) at Up Yonda Farm, 5239 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton Landing [map].
For more information about InOMN and the moon, including how to get downloadable flyers, moon maps, and other educational materials, videos and links, visit http://observethemoonnight.org