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Members of the public are invited to celebrate the International Observe Moon Night on Saturday, October 20 at 8 o'clock…

Members of the public are invited to celebrate the International Observe Moon Night on Saturday, October 20 at 8 o’clock with the volunteer Starcreek Astronomical Society. The free event will be held on NWOSU-Woodward Campus 2007 on 34th St.

International Observe Moon Night is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation and understanding of the moon and its connection with NASA planet science and exploration. The annual event connects researchers, teachers and moon enthusiasts from around the world.

The Woodward event is from 8 pm to 10 pm and will include activities on moon phases, views on special craters and special facts about the moon.

After the sun sets, head out and get a glimpse of the moon. The Starcreek Astronomical Society will be in Woodward with telescope, giving a guided view of the moon, planets and other heavenly subjects to visitors.

International Observe Moon Night is sponsored by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission and partners. LRO is governed by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA’s headquarters in Washington, DC

There is no charge or required registration for the event.

For more information on International Note Moon Night, visit: www.moon.nasa.gov/observe

For more information about LRO, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/lro

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