FM20p.40 — Looking for Partners to Engage the Global Community in Connecting to the Sky through International Observe the Moon Night

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Aug 10th at 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM

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Author(s): Sanlyn Buxner5, Andrea Jones4, Lora Bleacher3, Andrew Shaner2, Brian Day1

Institution(s): 1. Lockheed Martin , 2. Lunar and Planetary Institute, 3. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 4. Planetary Science Institute, 5. University of Arizona

International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN), sponosored by NASA, is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of Earth's Moon and its connection to planetary science and exploration. Everyone on Earth is invited to participate by hosting or attending an InOMN event, uniting on one day each year to look at and learn about the Moon together. Over the past five years, we have supported thousands of events in over 50 countries at schools, museums, observatories, libraries, community centers, and backyards around the world. The Moon is an ideal avenue for engaging all audiences in planetary science: it is a constant fixture in our skies, visible both day and night, and requires no special equipment for safe observation.
We are seeking partners from all countries to help engage diverse audiences across the world in lunar observation and to use this yearly event to engage the global community in the excitiment of science and exploration. We are looking for partners to bring their strengths, connections, and innovative ideas to share International Observe the Moon Night with the world and to help us understand how we can support your audiences in connecting to sky.
For more information about International Observe the Moon Night and related resources, visit observethemoonnight.org.

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