International Observe the Moon Night
September 19, 2015 - 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 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 (IOMN) on September 19.

Program: Observing and Imaging the Moon Hosted by the Astronomy Club of Augusta
There is a lot to see on the MOON, our closest celestial neighbor, with the naked eye and various equipment. During this introductory program, you will learn about the features we can see and when we can see them best. We will also learn how to see and image those features. After the program, our speaker Steve Miller (see below),will be on the Lawn with a 9" telescope, video camera, Nikon camera, and lenses. Saturn and the 6.8 day old Moon will be separated by 11°. Join us for a close-up look at the craters, mountains and “seas” on the Moon! This is a great opportunity to learn about the Moon.

Speaker: Stephen Miller
Steve specialized in Celestial Navigation in the US Navy. In 1989, Steve received his US Coast Guard Master license, and taught Celestial Navigation. He wrote Reaching for the Stars, reissued as Celestial Navigation in the New Millennia. His lunar images have been published in Selenology - the Journal of the American Lunar Society. From 2004-08, he studied under Astronomer Michael Palermitti. Captain Steve is now a specialist in Lunar, Planetary, and Solar work. In 2000, Steve became the Celestial Navigation Instructor at Chapman School of Seamanship, FL. He joined the Astronomy Club of Augusta last spring, and looks forward to sharing the wonders he has seen.

Lunar Observing: from 7:30 - 10:30 PM
On the lawn: Members of the Astronomy Club of Augusta will have telescopes available for viewing.
The Bechtel Telescope in the RPSEC Observatory:

Planetarium Shows:

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Dark Shadows: 7 & 8p.m.
In this live program, you will learn how "dark shadows" are related to the phases of the Moon and to solar and lunar eclipses. The program includes hands-on activities, stunning images, and Digistar segments. It ends with an inspiring video of a total solar eclipse.

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