Andover Public Library
This is a FREE, all ages event and open to the public
International Observe the Moon Night, is a worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration held annually since 2010. Read more …
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.
For our program, we will invite members of the Chragrin Valley Astronomical Society, https://cvas.cvas-north.com/ , to help us explore the sky above the library with a star party! Members will bring their equipment and knowledge and welcome everyone to use telescopes and binoculars to see the moon in a new way for ourselves.
The library will also have moon-themed crafts and some moon snacks before the star party. There will be a brief discussion about what telescopes do, and why astronomers use them. This will include some guidance on how you can use and set up a telescope.
For more information call 440-293-6792