Ever want to learn more about the Moon?  September 6th is International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) – the perfect time to bring our Moon’s mystique into greater focus!

Millions of people gather across the globe every year on this evening to get a closer look at our lunar neighbor and stir their wonder and curiosity.  The night of September 6 is when the Moon is in its ‘waxing gibbous’ phase – an excellent time to observe craters and other lunar features in greater detail.  And you don’t have to be an astronomer with a fancy telescope to see them.  Using a pair of binoculars can magnify the Moon with stunning visibility.

Our nighttime sky’s brightest beacon has inspired and influenced people throughout the ages, and people across the globe share it every evening overhead.  Save the date and let it inspire your curiosity.  For educational supplements and information on local events, or to set up and register your own event for free, visit http://observethemoonnight.org/.

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Local Events

Mauna Kea Visitor Center 

The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems will present at the Universe Tonight talk series at the Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station on the evening of September 6th at 6pm.  UH Hilo Astronomy Professor and PISCES Logistics/EPO Manager John Hamilton will present an overview of the latest missions and discoveries on the Moon, along with PISCES and UH Hilo-related participation in these activities.

For more information visit http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/vis/calendar/33/1134-The-Universe-Tonight.html