2021 Live Streams

Looking for a live stream to include in your event, or to tune into from home? Watch this space, or subscribe to our newsletter, for updates about two virtual programs featuring presenters from NASA centers and International Observe the Moon Night supporters across the USA.

Oct 9, 2021: Observe the Moon Kickoff Party with the Night Sky Network

Oct 16, 2021: International Observe the Moon Night Live Stream on NASA TV


Past Live Streams

Revisit International Observe the Moon Night 2020.

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2020 NASA TV Broadcast Program

Recording of NASA TV Broadcast (September 26, 2020)

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.

2020 Telescope Live Streams

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.

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