Saturday, October 20, 2018 is this year’s International Observe the Moon Night, and Frosty Drew Observatory will join thousands of museums, observatories, and science institutions around the world in spotlighting our nearest neighbor, the Moon. The 84% waxing gibbous Moon will be in perfect position for spectacular up-close viewing in our telescopes and on our grounds.
Starting at 6:00 p.m. the Frosty Drew campus will be bustling with Lunar activities to mesmerize; including a telescope with a wide angle view of the entire Lunar surface, and a telescope presenting deep sky objects, stars, and everything non-Lunar. In the Observatory our main telescope will use high magnification to focus on notable craters and the Apollo landing sites. The Lunar Lounge will be setup with a live telescopic projection of the Moon. Video stations will be available showcasing the Moon using fantastic lunar imagery captured by Frosty Drew Observatory and other scientific institutions. In the Sky Theatre we will be showing videos and hosting presentations about the Moon.
As an added bonus to our lunar geek out, Frosty Drew Observatory will host NASA Solar System Ambassador, Frank Puglia, who will be presenting about the Moon and the Apollo mission landing sites. Frank will have NASA handouts, and will present consecutively throughout the night.
So stop in for a fun mid-autumn night under the beautiful moonlit skies of Ninigret Park and become acquainted with our only natural satellite, the Moon!