International Observe the Moon Night 2019

On the evening of October 5th, 2019 from 7-9PM (weather permitting) come take part in the FREE International Observe the Moon Night (IOTMN) event on the roof (9th floor) of UCLA’s Mathematical Sciences Building. Speak with experts on the Moon, observe the Moon, Mars, and other celestial goodies first-hand with our telescopes, check out Lunar dust recovered from Apollo Missions, and learn more about the Moon and space! The UCLA Meteorite Gallery (the West Coast’s largest collection of meteorites) will also be open to visitors for this special occasion from 6PM-8PM with our newest lunar meteorite on display! More information here:


For additional directions and parking instructions, click here. Follow signs from the Court of Sciences.

Exact address: 520 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (the 9th floor/rooftop). If you arrive at the Planetarium located on the 8th floor of Boelter Hall, take the stairs adjacent to the entrance to get to the 9th floor of Mathematical Sciences.  Please follow the directions on the map regarding instructions on how to get to the roof as the Mathematical Sciences 5th floor elevator is out of service. There are adjacent Entrance Points marked with ‘O’ on the map as well as Stairwells and Elevators to get you access to the roof (i.e. ‘MS3’ means Mathematical Sciences Stairwell #3, ‘BE138’ represents Boelter Hall Elevator #138). ‘MG’ denotes the Meteorite Gallery (open 6PM-8PM). Please follow the posted signs to get to the roof for our telescopes and demos.

In the event of bad weather, potential cancellation of the event will be announced on this page and via our social media.

For more general information about IOTMN, click here.

Presented by UCLA‘s Institute for Planets & Exoplanets (iPLEX) and the Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences.

Our 2019 official event page on the International Observe the Moon Night is located on a Facebook Event posting located HERE.

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