Visit virtual events hosted by NASA centers and International Observe the Moon Night supporters across the USA. Recorded on September 26, 2020.
NASA TV Broadcast Program
5:30 PM EDT (21:30 UTC) – Introduction to International Observe the Moon Night
What is International Observe the Moon Night and how can you participate?
6:00 PM EDT (22:00 UTC) – Introduction to the Art and Science of Photographing the Moon
Amateur astronomer Gary Varney instructs how to photograph the Moon, followed by a question and answer session.
7:00 PM EDT (23:00 UTC) – NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland is home to the United States' largest organization of space scientists, engineers and technologists. Learn about our Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the scientific preparations we’re making for our return to the Moon with Artemis.
7:45 PM EDT (23:45 UTC) – Question and Answer with Lunar Scientist Sarah Noble
Ask about the Moon on social media with #AskNASA. Dr. Noble is a lunar scientist from NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. She will answer your questions live on air!
8:00 PM EDT (00:00 UTC, Sept. 27) – Lunar and Planetary Institute
Celebrate cultural connections to the Moon with the Lunar and Planetary Institute. Featuring tales of the Moon from around the globe, hands-on activity demonstrations, a musical performance by WindSync, and a presentation from lunar geologist Dr. David Kring.
9:00 PM EDT (01:00 UTC) – NASA Johnson Space Center
In addition to preparing astronauts for lunar exploration, Johnson is home to NASA’s Astromaterials Curation Facilities, where the Apollo lunar samples are curated (preserved, documented, and distributed to scientists for research). Take a virtual tour of the lab, hear stories about a few Apollo samples, and learn about the future of lunar exploration.
9:30 PM EDT (01:30 UTC) – Question and Answer with Lunar Scientists Amanda Hendrix and Ryan Watkins
Ask about the Moon on social media with #AskNASA. Dr. Hendrix and Dr. Watkins from the Planetary Science Institute will answer your questions live on air!
9:50 PM EDT (1:50 UTC) - A Global Community of Lunar Observers
Check in with lunar observers from around the world. We’ll highlight your participation on social media. Make sure to tag your posts #ObserveTheMoon! And we’ll share samples of your lunar artwork submitted to the International Observe the Moon Night Flickr gallery.
10:00 PM EDT (02:00 UTC) – Lunar Atlas History with the Lunar and Planetary Lab's Steve Larson
10:30 PM EDT (02:30 UTC) – Live Stream of the Moon from Mount Lemmon Observatory
11:00 PM EDT (03:00 UTC) – Tour the Moon with MoonTrek
Brian Day from NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute leads a virtual tour of our Moon with MoonTrek, an online, browser-based portal that allows you to visualize, explore, and analyze the surfaces of the Moon using real data returned from spacecraft.
3:00 PM EDT (19:00 UTC) - Live Stream from Rome, Italy
Moon programming from Rome, Italy, courtesy of Gianluca Masi and the Virtual Telescope Institute.
8:00 PM EDT (12:00 UTC) - Live Stream from California, USA
The Moon through an 11" Schmidt Cassegrain telescope, courtesy of Jeff Weiss.
10:30 PM EDT (02:30 UTC) - Live Stream from Iowa, USA
The Moon through a vintage 1937 Alvan Clark 12" refracting telescope, courtesy of Elisabeth Fall and the Southeastern Iowa Astronomy Club.