September 14, 2015 International Observe the Moon Night Returns to Bolton!
For the sixth year in a row, the Lake George Land Conservancy is organizing the only International Observe the Moon Night event in the Adirondack Park, Saturday, September 19, from 6 – 8 pm. Hosted by Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center in Bolton Landing, the free event is open to all ages.
Rosemary Millham, Ph.D., will give a new, interactive presentation about the moon and NASA’s lunar programs inside Up Yonda’s auditorium, then lead outdoor observations. Members of the Adirondack Skywatchers Astronomy Club will be present with a few of their own powerful telescopes for participants to use.
Dr. Millham is the science coordinator for the secondary science education program and associate professor at SUNY New Paltz, and previously worked for NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in science writing and curriculum development.
In 2014, LGLC’s event was one of 471 events in 46 countries around the world registered for International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN). InOMN is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration. Everyone on Earth is invited to join the celebration by hosting or attending an InOMN event — and uniting on one day each year to look at and learn about the Moon together.
Participants may wish to bring a camera and their own binoculars or a telescope, should wear sturdy shoes and dress for cool evening temperatures. Though the outdoor observation portion of the evening is highly dependent upon sky conditions, the indoor presentation will be held rain or shine.
This is a free event and for all ages. Registration is not required but is appreciated. Please email Sarah Hoffman or call 644-9673 for more information or to sign up.
Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center is located at 5239 Lake Shore Drive (Rt. 9N) in Bolton Landing. For more information about InOMN and the moon, including how to get downloadable flyers and moon maps, visit http://observethemoonnight.org.