Date: September 1, 2010

Title: International Observe the Moon Night!


Organization: NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) –

Link: Observe the Moon Night –

Description: There’s nothing like gazing at the moon on a clear night, especially when you can share it with someone. Why not share it with the world? September 18, 2010 is International Observe the Moon Night. This is an annual event to engage the public and bring people together with amateur astronomers to raise awareness of the night sky and particularly the Moon, as well as spreading the word about NASA’s work in lunar research and exploration. Nancy Atkinson talks with some of the event’s organizers from the NASA Lunar Science Institute: Lora Bleacher, Doris Daou and Brian Day.

Bio: The NLSI brings together leading lunar scientists from around the world to further NASA lunar science and exploration.

Doris Daou is the Director for Education and Public Outreach for the NLSI. Lora Bleacher the Informal Education Lead for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission, and Brian Day is Education and Public Outreach Lead for NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer Mission (LADEE)..

Nancy Atkinson is a science journalist and is the Senior Editor for Universe Today.

Music: “Virginia Girls” by Ben Bedford, used by permission.

Today’s sponsor: This episode of “365 Days of Astronomy” is sponsored by the NASA Lunar Science Institute at, proud co-Founders of International Observe the Moon Night, around the globe on September 18th. More information at


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