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ASU scientists invite the public to explore the moon Sept. 6

Apollo 15 moon rock
August 29, 2014

Saturday, Sept. 6 is International Observe the Moon Night all over the world. In celebration, lunar scientists and researchers at Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration are holding an open house for the public dedicated to the moon and moon-observing.

The open house will run from 7-10 p.m., Sept. 6 (regardless of the weather) at the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera Science Operations Center on ASU's Tempe campus. The center is located in Interdisciplinary Building A-wing, 1100 S. Cady Mall. Parking is available in the Apache Boulevard Parking Structure and on the street.

The public is invited to observe the moon through telescopes, through stunning images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and through the eyes of scientists who have studied our neighbor world in detail.

At the open house, you will be able to:

• View the moon through telescopes
• Examine detailed images of the moon's surface taken by the LRO spacecraft
• Tour the Science Operations Center
• Ask scientists questions about the moon and lunar exploration
• Participate in a scavenger hunt
• View an actual rock from the moon, collected by Apollo 15 astronauts

Don't miss this great opportunity to explore the moon with your own eyes through a telescope.