This year is the first annual event dedicated to the excitement of lunar science and exploration!
International Observe the Moon Night - Saturday, September 18th(locally held here in South County Rhode Island at Frosty Drew Observatory and Sky Theater)
Officially called InOMN - follows NASA's first celebration of the recent historic missions, LRO-Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and "National Observe the Moon Night" in the USA LCROSS - Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite as part of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 in public events called "We're at the Moon!". Astronomers Without Borders (AWB) is partnering with NASA missions and centers and others to bring the excitement of observing and learning about Earth's closest neighbor in space to the public -- putting the "International" into InOMN.
You can host your own InOMN event by setting up a telescope and inviting friends over for an evening of visiting the moon and stars and sharing your stories of space exploration and if you are really excited by the event it would be a great time to go to your kids school and talk about Earths closest neighbor. This is a great excuse to get out and show your kids what the moon is all about!
see you under the starry skies!
click here to visit the website and find out what is going on for this event in your area
visit Astronomers without Borders here to find out more of what is going on internationally