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International Observe the Moon Night

International Observe the Moon Night is a worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration held annually since 2010. One day each year, everyone on Earth is invited to observe and learn about the Moon together, and to celebrate the cultural and personal connections we all have with our nearest neighbor.

The event occurs in September or October, when the Moon is around first quarter. A first quarter Moon is visible in the afternoon and evening, a convenient time for most hosts and participants. Furthermore, the best lunar observing is typically along the dusk/dawn terminator, where shadows are the longest, rather than at full Moon.

Join the Columbia Astronomers on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 7:00 - 9:00pm at the Columbia Memorial Space Center as they celebrate International Observe the Moon Night!

This is a FREE event that will take place outdoors.

Contact the Columbia Astronomers at

Note: Space Center exhibits will be turned off during this event.

Earlier Event: October 5
Apollo 50th - LAPL Program
Later Event: October 19
Spooky Science Night