International Observe the Moon Night
September 22, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the DuPont Planetarium, University of South Carolina Aiken, and the Astronomy Club of Augusta

Waxing Gibbous Moon

You're invited to participate in the International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) on September 22. On this night, people all over the world will be observing the Moon, and we will be hosting an event at USC Aiken in conjunction with the Astronomy Club of Augusta (ACA).

The Bechtel Telescope in the RPSEC Observatory will be open for viewing the Moon from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Join us for a close-up look at the craters, mountains and “seas” on the Moon!






The DuPont Planetarium will show "Larry Cat in Space" at 7:00 and "To the Moon and Beyond" at 8:00 p.m.

Larry Cat Logo

Larry Cat in Space: 7 p.m.
This is a playful presentation about an inquisitive cat who takes a trip to the Moon. Larry's special human companion is Diana, who must leave Larry so that she can take a job on the moon as a lunar geologist. Larry misses Diana and finds a way to smuggle himself on board a space plane. Throughout the show, Larry gives us a cat's view of the moon, backyard astronomy, space travel, and what is it like to live on the moon. Then, learn how humans really got to the Moon as we view NASA images of the Apollo missions.

To the Moon and Beyond: 8 p.m.
Experience the exciting adventures of Apollo astronauts on the Moon with young Carol and her dad. Learn what prompted the Race to the Moon, and become better acquainted with the attributes of Earth’s natural satellite. Then, discover how humans may go back to the Moon, to Mars and beyond!

Join us for a fun evening of learning about our nearest neighbor in space!