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International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN)
Date: Sept. 22, 2012

The International Observe the Moon Night has created an opportunity for people to take notice of the Moon’s beauty and share that experience with one another. Through International Observe the Moon Night, we hope to instill in the public a sense of wonderment and curiosity about our Moon. Our partnerships enable us to stay up to date with the latest and greatest scientific discoveries about Earth’s nearest neighbor, and we strive to bring those discoveries to the public.

The event starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday night and goes until 11 p.m. It will be held in the Shenandoah Plaza. There will be five fifteen minute talks and presentations by NASA scientists, amateur astronomers and local astronomy clubs will be setting up telescopes for public viewing, food trucks will be catering the event (an extra cost), and various moon- and space-themed booths will be set up. We encourage attendees to bring lawn chairs and blankets for comfortable Moon viewing.

Who: Open to the general public; register for the FREE event here: http://lunarscience.nasa.gov/inomn/
What: International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN)
When: Sat., Sept. 22nd, 2012; 8-11pm
Where: Shenandoah Plaza, NASA Research Park
Why: To observe and celebrate the Moon and space exploration