Date: October 5, 2011

Title: International Observe the Moon Night 2011

Podcaster: Nancy Atkinson and Brian Day from the NASA Lunar Science Institute

Organization: NASA Lunar Science Institute

Links: International Observe the Moon Night (IOMN)
GRAIL mission website
LADEE mission website
Moon Zoo

Description: While many of us don’t need an excuse to gaze upon the brightest object in the night sky, there’s a special event coming up that encourages more people to take the time to take a look at our closest and constant companion in space, the Moon. With us today is Brian Day from NASA’s Ames Research Center to tell us about International Observe the Moon Night.

Music: “Amelia” by Ben Bedford from his “Land of the Shadows” CD.

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

Brian Day is the Citizen Science Lead and Education/Public Outreach (E/PO) Specialist at the NASA Lunar Science Institute.He coordinates programs, focusing on providing opportunities for students and the public to directly participate in lunar science and exploration.

Brian also currently serves as the Education/Public Outreach Lead for NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission to the Moon, scheduled for launch in 2013. See his bio here:

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

Sponsors: This podcast has been sponsored by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific in honor of International Observe the Moon Night, happening on October 8, 2011. Find a NASA Night Sky Network astronomy club to see the moon through a telescope in the United States or check the International Observe the Moon Night website to find events around the world.”

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