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International Observe the Moon Night

Learn about and see the moon!

Join the Hill Country Astronomers at LBJ State Park for a night of learning about astronomy! The evening begins with an educational program in the Visitor Center Auditorium at 6:30PM, followed by telescope viewing in the parking lot. If you bring a flashlight, please cover with red cellophane to preserve night vision!

In the event that weather is not suitable for viewing the night sky, the educational program will still take place!

October 1st is the “International Observe the Moon Night”, a worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science, exploration and human culture. It is sponsored by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission and the Solar System Exploration Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. This is the 13th year for this event, which occurs each year around the first quarter phase in September or October. First quarter is when the moon appears half illuminated and the shadows along the terminator (the line between night and day on the moon) are the longest. The telescopes will also view two of our solar system’s brightest planets, Jupiter and Saturn.