Sci-Tech will be part of the annual International Observe The Moon Night, which occurs this year on Saturday, October 16. International Observe the Moon Night is sponsored by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission and NASA’s Solar System Exploration Division.
On Saturday, October 16, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm, the community is invited to join Sci-Tech in this free mini-celebration of our moon. Telescopes will be set up outside of Sci-Tech in downtown Watertown for an up close view of the Moon, as well as planets Jupiter and Saturn. Sci-Tech staff will assist observers, and provide additional information about the Moon and planets.
Along with incredible views of our Moon, participants will also see some of the moons of Jupiter, as well as the rings of Saturn.
Visitors may also view a new poster exhibit created by the National Air And Space Museum of the the Smithsonian Institution: DESTINATION MOON – THE APOLLO 11 MISSION.
There is no charge to participate, however, COVID-19 safety protocols will be in effect. Participants are asked to wear face coverings and observe social distancing.
In the event of overcast skies, the observing session will be canceled and a message to that effect placed on Sci-Tech’s Astronomy Telephone Line at 315-788-2738.
During the event, Sci-Tech’s Science Gift Shop will be open and participatory exhibits will be available for visitors to try at no charge. However, no restrooms nor other facilities will be available.