October 8, 2016: International Observe the Moon Day!

International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual world-wide public engagement program that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration. Everyone on Earth is invited to join the celebration by hosting or attending an InOMN event!

For more information about InOMN, please visit their website: http://observethemoonnight.org/

Check out some great moon related books and materials .

Looking for resources and activities?

Some suggested activities include Moon observation journals and Moon maps to assist during lunar observations and to be saved as reference materials after InOMN. Other activities can be found here.

Moon Art

Find high resolution images of the Moon to print in the Moon as Art collection and on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera website.

Telescope Viewing

Local astronomy clubs are often well-versed in assisting with observing campaigns, and many members may have — and be willing to share — telescopes.

Also, the Univeristy of Denver Chamberlin Observatory is a great spot to use not only their state-of-the-art telescope, but many scientists and astrologists (and even general night sky enthusiasts) participate outside on the lawn, and welcome guests to view the night sky with their telescopes!

  • Through InOMN, audiences gain access to NASA subject matter experts, are inspired to learn more about science and exploration, and are provided with the resources and opportunities to see themselves as citizens of the solar system.
  • Events are held at NASA Centers, museums, planetaria, schools, universities, observatories, libraries, National Parks, businesses, and backyards across the USA and around the world.
  • Since 2010, approximately 450,000 people have participated in an InOMN event in one of 3,284 events throughout 98 countries and 49 U.S. States (+DC).

This also leads to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse in August. For more information, please go to:


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