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International Observe The Moon Night – 5 October 2019

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

Announcements for IOMN 2019 have started coming into our inbox. Whether an event is hosted in the area or you just decide to enjoy the view from your backyard, the moon.nasa.gov page has plenty of information, including maps, event history, and details about the focus of this year’s event – the continued celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing.

About IOMN

International Observe the Moon Night is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation and appreciation of the Moon. All are invited to observe the Moon, learn about NASA planetary science and exploration, and celebrate cultural and personal connections to our nearest neighbor. Each year, thousands of people participate at museums, planetaria, schools, universities, observatories, parks, businesses, and backyards around the world. Anyone can participate. All you need to do is look up! Any astronomy club, interested group, or individual can host an event; events range from small family gatherings to community events that draw hundreds of visitors!

This Year’s Theme

In 2019, we are celebrating the Apollo 50th Anniversary. 1969 marks the first time humans set foot the Moon, when Apollo 11 landed on the Moon’s surface. The anniversary presents a unique opportunity to discuss past, present, and future lunar and planetary science and exploration and to celebrate all of the people who participated and shared in this human triumph.

See moon.nasa.gov/observe-the-moon/annual-event/overview/ for more information and event hosting opportunities.

Adirondack Sky Center & Observatory Campaign Challenge At Adirondack Gives

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

This just in from our friends at the Adirondack Sky Center (twitter, facebook).

Timing is of the essence! There are current 67 days left in the drive (as of 23 Sept.) to help support the (arguably) best-placed observatory in New York State.

Click the image above for the Adirondack Gives Donation Page

An anonymous donor has generously offered a challenge grant of $20,000 to help kick off the Adirondack Sky Center (formerly Adirondack Public Observatory) campaign to raise funds for its planned AstroScience Center museum and planetarium in Tupper Lake, NY! Help us to meet this goal and meet the need for astronomy STEM education in Northern New York. All gifts, no matter what size, will help.

Go to adirondackgives.org/campaigns/adirondack-sky-center-observatory-campaign-challenge/ for more information and to donate!

“Tales Of A Time Traveler” At The Ho Tung Visualization Laboratory Until December 16th

Follow Dr. Who star, David Tennant, on adventure through time and explore this history of our cosmos from Earth Time to Star Time to Cosmos Time.

Admission is free and open to all. The Ho Tung Vis Lab (www.hotungvislab.org, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346) is located on the 4th floor of the Ho Science Center on the Colgate campus. Showings are Fridays at 6:15 and Saturdays at 2:00 PM from November 3 through December 16.

Google Map to the Ho Tung Vis Lab. Click to make directions.