Saturday, September 22, 2012 is this year’s International Observe the Moon Night, and Frosty Drew Observatory will join thousands of similar facilities around the world in spotlighting our nearest neighbor, the Moon. The first quarter Moon will be in perfect position for spectacular up-close viewing. Additionally, we will showcase the Moon on Friday, September 21st during our Public Observation Night because we have a special treat for all who wish to learn more about this beautiful part of our sky.
In the Drew Sky Theatre, the Frosty Drew astronomers will have Lucite cylinders of Moon and meteorite samples, courtesy of NASA. These priceless sets of space material have been borrowed from the Johnson Space Center’s Education Disc Program, and they will be on display for you to observe. Don’t miss out on this very rare opportunity to see these pieces of other worlds!
In addition, there will be interactive activities about the Moon, and a video presentation on one of our lunar orbiters. Also, Thawn Harris, legendary storyteller, will introduce us to the wonders of night sky legends
Earlier in the Park on that date will be the Harvest Festival, from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Therefore, come to Ninigret Park and enjoy a day of celebration of the new season of fall, then stay with us to be a part the International Observe the Moon Night and become acquainted with our only natural satellite, the Moon!