Public invited to Chadron Public Library to celebrate International Observe the Moon Night.
Members of the public are invited to celebrate International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 PM. This free event will be held at Chadron Public Library in Chadron. This event is the last NASA@MyLibrary event of the year.
International Observe the Moon Night is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration. The annual event connects scientists, educators and lunar enthusiasts from around the world.
Chadron Public Library’s celebration will be held on the library front lawn starting at 6:30 PM and will wrap up around 7:30 PM. The evening event will feature a fireside talk led by Alvis Mar, Park Ranger at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument. Ranger Mar has lived or worked in national park sites across the country, from Alaska to Washington, DC, the past 24 years. One of his favorite activities in national parks is exploring the night sky and sharing the celestial wonders with others.
Ranger Mar will share tales from around the world, “Stories about the night sky bring us together,” he explains, “we may have different names for things, but we all see the same sky and the same Moon; we share the same Earth.” Additional activities will include fun facts about the Moon and learning about the Moon’s phases.
After the sun sets, head outside and catch a glimpse of the Moon. The library will have telescopes and binoculars with telescopes for visitors to get a closer look at the moon’s features.
International Observe the Moon Night is sponsored by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission and partners. LRO is managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
You are welcome to bring your own lawn/folding chairs or blankets to sit on during the ranger talk. We will also have some chairs available. Dress for the weather.
Chadron Public Library is located at 507 Bordeaux Street. For more information see our website: www.chadronpubliclibrary.com, or call us at 308-432-0531. We are also on Facebook and Instagram.
For more information about International Observe the Moon Night, visit: www.moon.nasa.gov/observe
For more information about LRO, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/lro