Summary: International Observe The Moon Night 2019

10 years after the first NASA sponsored International Observe The Moon Night Event, and 5 decades after the Apollo 11 astronauts first set foot on the surface of the Moon, we’re proud to report the largest International Observe The Moon Night event, EVER, at UCLA thanks to help from volunteers from UCLA’s Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, and Physics and Astronomy Departments.

Just short of ~1000 visitors were entertained by experts in astronomy answering questions and showing views of the Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn. This was the largest ever International Observe The Moon Night event held by UCLA, and a number growing each year. Many of those in attendance had never seen a celestial body through a telescope.

Please see the recap below by UCLA Professor Dr. David Jewitt, Dr. Jing Li, and Emmanuel Masongsong:

Many thanks to the UCLA EPSS Paige, & Jewitt Groups, as well as the Physics and Astronomy Rich Group, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Fox Searchlight for offering their support, artifacts, and giveaways for the public.

See you in 2020 for IOTMN 2020!

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