International Observe the Moon Night

Join us at the Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory to celebrate International Observe the Moon Night. For the ninth year, the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX),  in partnership with the Department of Physics & Astronomy, Western Engineering's Rocketry, the Canadian Lunar Research Network, 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. 

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018

Time: 5:00 - 9:00 PM (come and go as you please; entrance is free)

Location: The Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory (search for "Cronyn" on this interactive google map)

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

Public Talks (6:00 PM)

'To the Moon and back' -- Gavin Tolometti, PhD Student, Western University
'Titan - an Earth-like Moon with the Potential for Life' -- Joshua Hedgepeth, PhD Student, Western University

Moon Trivia (6:30 PM)

Raffle Draw (7:00 PM)

Various Moon themed hands-on activities (5:00 to 8:00 PM)

   - Stomp Rockets

   - Moon themed Virtual Reality

   - Impact Cratering Demo

   - Edible Rock Analysis