Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 7:00 PM EDT
International Observe the Moon Night
This event is live at the Martz-Kohl Observatory. It will not be Zoom streamed. After the program, we offer tours and, if the weather cooperates, viewing opportunities through various telescopes.
Members of the public are invited to join us for International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 7PM EDT. The event will be held at the Martz-Kohl Observatory, 176 Robbin Hill Rd, Frewsburg, NY 14738.
International Observe the Moon Night is a worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation and understanding of our Moon and its connection to space science, exploration, and human culture. This annual event connects scientists, educators and lunar enthusiasts from around the world.
Entertaining and educational talks and short videos will cover topics such as Solar versus Lunar Eclipses, the optical illusion of a Harvest Moon, Moon effects on tides, the Moon’s origin, and more. Observatory tours will be offered and, if the weather cooperates, viewing opportunities through various telescopes.
There will be a couple of door prizes for kids or young at heart. The NASA graphic novel, “First Woman” tells the tale of a fictional character – the first woman to ever explore the Moon. For younger children (4-8) there will be a picture book telling the story of Artemis, NASA’s program to return people to the Moon.
A non-member donation of $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for students is appreciated but not required for presentations and events. You can donate at the observatory or on our donation page. Thanks!
This event will not be Zoom streamed. Please visit us at the observatory!