Public Invited To The Martz-Kohl Observatory To Celebrate International Moon Event
FREWSBURG — Members of the public are invited to join us for International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at the Martz-Kohl Observatory, 176 Robbin Hill Road, Frewsburg,
International Observe the Moon Night is a worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of the moon and its connection to space science, exploration, and human culture. The annual event connects scientists, educators and lunar enthusiasts around the world.
Visitors will receive an informational handout with a moon map and descriptions of objects of interest. Door prizes of NASA’s First Woman Augmented Reality Graphic Novel will be awarded. First Woman tells the tale of Callie Rodriguez, the first woman to explore the moon. While Rodriguez is a fictional character, the first female astronaut and person of color will soon set foot on the moon. The event will include in-person demonstrations and videos and tours of the facility by observatory members that include the observatory’s 24-inch and 20-inch telescopes and associated domes and equipment.
Weather permitting, visitors will have the opportunity to tour the moon, planets and other celestial objects using the observatory’s large telescopes.
For more information and directions to the Martz-Kohl Observatory visit martzobservatory.org/