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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
International Observe the Moon Night Sept 6
INTERNATIONAL OBSERVE THE MOON NIGHT!
For the fifth year in a row,
visitors around the globe are invited to get close-up views of our nearest
celestial neighbor. This year’s International Observe the Moon Night
(InOMN), on Saturday, September 6th, will offer curious moon-gazers
the opportunity to see the moon’s mountains, craters, and volcanic plains
through telescopes at over 300 participating observatories and science centers
Observatory at the Herrett Center for Arts & Science will be open from 8:30
to 10:30 PM, offering views through
the fully wheelchair-accessible 24” Norman Herrett Telescope, as well as
smaller telescopes at a variety of magnifications. Admission is free.
Weather forecasts are calling
for clear skies with lows in the 50s Saturday night, so visitors are encouraged
to dress warmly, as the observatory dome is not heated to preserve the best