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5th Annual Meet the Moon

5th Annual Meet the Moon

View the moon with David Abbou, a NASA Solar System Ambassador, at the library’s Meet the Moon event on Saturday, October 28. We’re celebrating the annual International Observe the Moon Night at Porter Branch with an open house for all ages from 7:00-8:30. This STEM event is in partnership with the NASA Solar System Ambassadors Program and the Rappahannock Astronomy Club, and we invite everyone to attend. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library

The fun includes:

—Telescopes through which to view the Moon. Some of our neighboring planets may also be visible!

—Books and videos you can check out to learn more about the Moon and space

—Photo and Video Booth—have fun using props to celebrate our celestial neighbor.

—Hands-on educational activities for kids

—A 3-D printer in action plus robotics

Read up on the moon with these titles:

Astronomy: A Self-teaching Guide by Dinah L. Moché
Ever wish you could take a basic course in astronomy but don't have the time or money? This "self-teaching guide," with its careful pace, reviews, and quizzes, is a great way to begin.

The Moon by James Buckley
The Smithsonian introduces young readers to the Moon with facts, myths, and more!

Our Moon: New Discoveries about Earth's Closest Companion by Elaine Scott
Explores how the Moon may have formed, the recent discovery of water on the Moon’s surface, and what we’d need to do to live on the Moon.    

Sun, Moon, Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses, From Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets by Tyler E. Nordgren
Nordgren prepared us for “The Great American Eclipse” that we experienced on August 21, 2017 with the history and science of solar eclipses.