International Observe the Moon Night
Saturday, September 6 (8:00-10:00 p.m.)

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International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual event that is dedicated to encouraging people to ‘look up’ and take notice of our nearest neighbor, the Moon. From looking at the Moon with a naked eye to using the most sensitive telescope, every year on the same day, people from around the world hold events and activities that celebrate our Moon. 

On International Observe the Moon Night, the Observatory will present the program, Apollo to the Moon where Observatory visitors will get to use our big telescope to take a close look at the Apollo 12 and 14 landing areas as Observatory staff members tell of the challenges and achievements of the missions.

The Observatory presents regularly scheduled public programs every Friday and Saturday evening throughout the year. The Observatory is open from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. during the month of September.

Special Admission for International Observe the Moon Night ONLY:

  • Individuals get $2 off their regular admission if they can present us with an interesting fact or event related to the Moon.

    Regular Admission:

  • $5.00 for adults
  • $3.00 for ages 6 - 12
  • Under six admitted free
  • Family Rate: Mon, Dad, and all their immediate children - $15.00
  • Please note that we are unable to accept credit or debit cards

  • The first manned spacecraft to land on the surface was Apollo 11.
  • The date that Apollo 11 landed on the Moon was July 20, 1969.
  • When Alan Sheppard was on the moon, he hit a golf ball and drove it 2,400 feet, nearly one half a mile.
  • The moon rotates at 10 miles per hour compared to the earth's rotation of 1000 miles per hour.
  • Only 12 men have set foot on the surface of the Moon. These astronauts were Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Pete Conrad, Alan Bean, Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell, David Scott, James Irwin, John W. Young, Charles Duke, Eugene Cernan, and Harrison Schmidt.
  • The moon has no global magnetic field.
  • The moon is about 1/4 the size of the Earth.