Saturday, September 22nd was the 3rd annual International Observe the Moon Night and this year the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society, UALR Physics and Astronomy Department, Museum of Discovery, Central Arkansas Library System and the River Market District all teamed together to bring you this year’s event. Our special guest this year (courtesy of UALR Physics and Astronomy Dept.) was Mr. Steve Arnold of the Science Channel’s hit TV show “Meteorite Men”. Steve is an Arkansan who has been hunting, collecting, and selling these rare rocks from space for many years. His quests have taken him to some of the most exotic and remote places upon the planet.
All events are free!
Schedule of Events:
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Museum of Discovery) Construct a Lunar Base
Activity for kids, Tinker Shop, Museum of Discovery
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM “Meteorite Man” Steve Arnold lecture in the Museum
of Discovery Great Hall
2:30 PM to 5:00 PM Meteorite Sales with Steve Arnold in the Museum of
Discovery Great Hall
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM “For All Mankind” a documentary film of the Apollo
Moon Missions at Arkansas Studies Institute Room 124
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Making Moon Craters with Dr. Tony Hall at the CALS
Main Library Branch Children’s Room
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Walking the Solar System. Starts outside the front
of the Museum of Discovery
7:00 PM to 10:30 PM Lunar Telescope Viewings with members of the
Central Arkansas Astronomical Society and the UALR Physics and
Astronomy Department. Guest appearance by Mr. Steve Arnold
Telescopes will be set up at the location noted on the map below in the evening for viewing. Parking will be available in the Clinton Library parking lot after 6:00 p.m.
For more info please visit:
Also check out Arkansas Matters video with Darrell Heath from UALR’s Biology Department.
Museum of Discovery
500 President Clinton Ave
Suite 150 Little Rock, AR 72201
Central Arkansas Library System
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Arkansas Studies Institute
401 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201