Join us at the Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory to celebrate International Observe the Moon Night and World Space Week. For the seventh year, the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX), in partnership with the Department of Physics & Astronomy, the Canadian Lunar Research Network (CLRN), the Planetary Society-London Chapter and the London Chapter of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) will be hosting an event as part of the International Observe the Moon night. There will be fun activities for space enthusiasts of all ages -- kids, adults, and everyone in between!
International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration. World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year from October 4-10.
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016
Time: 5:00 - 10:00 PM (come and go as you please; entrance is free)
Parking information can be found here.
Social Media: Share your images with us using #WesternU and #observethemoon hashtags.
Observe the Moon through the Cronyn Observatory's main 10 inch refractor and other telescopes
6:00PM-Dr. Catherine Neish "My Favourite Moons"
6:30PM-Dr. Phil Stooke "The Voyages of Apollo"
Impact Cratering demonstration
Eclipse & Moon Phases activity
Hold Lunar Meteorites in your own hands
Arts and Crafts for kids