Saturday, September 22nd is International Observe the Moon Night and the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society (CAAS) is part of a big day of events.
CAAS will join with the UALR Physics and Astronomy Dept. Museum of Discovery (MOD), Central Arkansas Library System Main Branch and Arkansas Studies Institute for a day and night of lunar themed activities.
Steve Arnold of the Science Channel's TV show "Meteorite Men" will be the guest of honor (courtesy of UALR) that day and will be appearing at MOD around 1:00 p.m. to 3: 00 p.m., he will also be on the observing field that evening for telescope views of the Moon.
Schedule of events:
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - (Museum of Discovery) Construct a Lunar Base Activity for kids, Tinker Shop, Museum of Discovery
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - "Meteorite Man" Steve Arnold lecture in the Museum of Discovery Great Hall (Sponsored by the UALR Physics and Astronomy Department)
2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Meteorite Sales with Steve Arnold in the Museum of Discovery Great Hall
2:30p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - "For All Mankind" a documentary film of the Apollo Moon Missions at Arkansas Studies Institute Room 124
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Making Moon Craters with Dr. Tony Hall at the CALS Main Library Branch Children's Room
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Walking the Solar System. Starts outside the front of the Museum of Discovery
7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. - Lunar Telescope Viewings with members of the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society and the UALR Physics and Astronomy Department. Guest appearance by Mr. Steve Arnold
Telescopes will be set up at the location noted on the map below in the evening for viewing. Parking will be available in the Clinton Library parking lot after 6:00 p.m.
Click here for more information on International Observe the Moon Night.
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