International Observe the Moon Night and a Photo Contest

A new event is around the corner: September 18, 2010 will mark the first ever International Observe the Moon Night!

In simple words it means go and drag everyone out to see the Moon.

The Moon is our nearest celestial neighbour; it’s the biggest object you can see in the night sky. With just the naked eyes, we are able to make out the “seas” (maria) – darker regions and the highlands – lighter regions on the Moon. Through a telescope, the view is just breathtaking! I never get bored looking at the Moon, either with aided or unaided eyes. It is just beautiful. Just look at the seas, the craters, the impact rays, the mountains, the valleys (what? you don’t know that’s so many things to see on the Moon?).

So, if you have a telescope, why not set it up this Saturday and share the Moon with your families, friends and neighbours? This is how the Moon will look like on Sep 18.

Visit the International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) website to learn about how this event was inspired, find information and activities about the Moon and missions to the Moon, information about InOMN events at InOMN partner institutions, find out how to host your own event, and more!

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InOMN Photo Contest

The InOMN is also organising a photo contest to shoot the Moon. Take a photo of the Moon between August 24 and September 23, 2010 that falls into one of three (or all three!) categories: landscape, wide-angle, or narrow-angle. Don’t worry if you are just a beginner, because the contest is further separated into “beginners” and “experienced”. Visit the website for more info.

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~ by thChieh on September 13, 2010.

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