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Posted on: September 25, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Celebrate Annual International Moon Night at Show Low Library on Oct. 20

All ages invited to participate in free event

SHOW LOW, Ariz. (September 24, 2018) – Celebrate International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Show Low Public Library, 181 N. 9th Street, featuring a NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) exhibit of moon rocks, meteorites and a spacesuit worn by one of the astronauts who walked on the moon and different activities for all ages, including games, craft projects and information about the special postal stamps depicting the moon. Telescopes will be provided to view the moon, planets and other celestial objects after sunset. “Out of this world” refreshments will be served. This unique opportunity to exhibit NASA-owned items is available only to Show Low library, as the lone library in Arizona selected as a NASA@ My Library partner.

International Observe the Moon Night is an annual worldwide public event linking scientists, educators and lunar enthusiasts to encourage observation, appreciation and understanding of the moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration. The event is sponsored by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission and partners. LRO is managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C.

For more information about the Oct. 20 event, call the library at (928) 532-4070.

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