International Observe the Moon Night: A Night Sky Star Party
The first quarter moon will be in the night sky for International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, October 5, 2019. You’re invited to join us, rain or shine, for a star party at the Grundy Library, 680 Radcliffe Street, beginning at 6:00 pm when members of the Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association (BMAA) will set up their telescopes to assist astronomy enthusiasts with viewing the moon and constellations outdoors. Attendees are welcome to bring their own binoculars and telescopes, or use those provided by the BMAA for the event. In addition to viewing the night sky, there will be light refreshments, a photo booth, an indoor scavenger hunt, and crafts. Participants also have the opportunity to enter a free drawing for a telescope. No registration is required for this free, family event.
The Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association is a group of amateur astronomers working together to improve astronomical knowledge and appreciation as well as observational and astrophotography skills. BMAA members are a varied group of individuals who share a curiosity about the sky who make themselves and their stargazing instruments available to promote public interest in astronomy.
This presentation is part of the NASA @ My Library education initiative to promote STEM learning opportunities throughout the nation. As one of seventy-five U.S. public libraries selected through a competitive application process to become a NASA @ My Library Partner, the Library has received resources, training and support to lead STEM educational events in the community.