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PUBLIC STAR PARTY: INTERNATIONAL OBSERVE THE MOON NIGHT

  • Smokey Jack Observatory 100 South Adams Boulevard Westcliffe, CO, 81252 United States (map)

For this final public star party of the season we will be celebrating International Observe the Moon Night. International Observe the Moon Night is a worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration held annually since 2010. One day each year, everyone on Earth is invited to observe and learn about the Moon together, and to celebrate the cultural and personal connections we all have with our nearest neighbor.

The event occurs when the Moon is around first quarter. A first quarter Moon is visible in the afternoon and evening, a convenient time for most hosts and participants. Furthermore, the best lunar observing is typically along the dusk/dawn terminator, where shadows are the longest, rather than at full Moon.

Depending on weather conditions, Star Parties can be cancelled the day of the event. All cancellations will be made by 6:30 p.m. the day of the event and our voice mail greeting will be changed to announce the cancellation. In order to obtain cancellation details you can call our phone number, 719-398-1284. We will also try to update the Custer County Community Bulletin Board page with cancellation details as well. However, the voicemail greeting is the primary source of up to date information.

All Star Parties are free and open to the public.

Earlier Event: September 26
Night Sky/Milky Way Photography Workshop
Later Event: October 21
MONTHLY DARK SKIES ORGANIZATION MEETING