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International Observe the Moon Night

UPDATE - The auditorium presentation will still be happening; the telescope portion of this event has been cancelled due to the cloud forecast.

Join the Hill Country Astronomers at Lyndon B Johnson State Park as we celebrate lunar observation, science, and exploration!

The evening begins with an educational program in the Visitor Center Auditorium at 6:15PM. The telescope portion has been cancelled due to the cloud forecast.

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

October 21st is “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 one of our solar system’s brightest planets, Saturn.