Next Wednesday: Moon Madness at the Observatory

Join Dr. John Sloan and NASA Ambassador and Educator, Laura Venner, for a free night of Moon Madness at the McDowell Observatory in DeKorte Park.

Gaze upon the first quarter Moon through our 20” Classical Cassegrain telescope, view rocks and soil samples from the Moon, and investigate meteorites from the American Museum of Natural History.

See Saturn along with some of his moons through the 20” telescope and learn why two of Saturn’s moons are very unique.

Date: Wednesday, May 11, Time: 8 -10 p.m.

Check-in at the NJMC Center for Environmental and Scientific Education.

Note: In order to access the observatory telescope, a visitor must be able to climb 25 steps (nine steps, a landing, 16 steps) in a spiral formation. The stairs have a railing on either side, with the railings approximately 2 feet apart. Please contact the Meadowlands Environment Center offices at least one week prior to visiting to request disability related accommodations for equal access.

For more information about this program , visit the Observatory’s website here or call 201-460-8300.

Moon Madness—May 11, 2011

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