Tonight’s scheduled International Observe the Moon Night event (Friday, Oct. 27th) has been canceled and rescheduled for Saturday night (October 28th), 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, 204 E. 4th St., North Little Rock.
Come out and see the moon through a telescope. If you’ve never done this before, I can assure you that you will be amazed at the “magnificent desolation”, as Buzz Aldrin so aptly described the lunar surface. You can hang out in the Hub to get warm, get some beer, wine, coffee, or cocoa; or, you can hear CAAS member Rocky Togni give a tall on lunar evolution at 7 p.m. and then hang out with astronomer Dr. Tony Hall as he shows you some choice meteorite specimens from the collection at UALR. The event is free and family friendly!
Come out and explore our nearest celestial neighbor in space as we celebrate International Observe the Moon Night, an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and the way in which we all connect with it.
The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, located at 204 E. 4th Street in North Little Rock, along with the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society and the UALR Physics and Astronomy Department will all be on hand to help you connect with and appreciate the Moon on this night. There will be telescopes set up so that you can observe the Moon first hand and even Loblolly Ice Cream will be on hand with some treats that are out of this world!
In addition, Dr. Tony Hall, with the UALR Physics and Astronomy Department, will havesome choice meteorite specimens for you to see and touch and Mr Robert Togni of the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society will give a special presentation at 7pm titled “Seeing Lunar Evolution”, a guide to the things that you can see on the lunar surface and what they tell us about how the Moon has changed over time.
While InOMN is officially celebrated on October 28th this year, we have chosen to observe it on October 27th with the 28th as a backup date in case of clouds or rain.
The event is free and family friendly and we hope that you will come out and enjoy this celebration of the Moon in the lovely downtown Argenta area of North Little Rock. Don’t forget to check out the many fine pubs and restaurants in the area as well.