International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual event that is dedicated to encouraging people to ‘look up’ and take notice of our nearest neighbour, the Moon. From looking at the Moon with a naked eye to using the most sensitive telescope, every year on the same day, people from around the world hold events and activities that celebrate our Moon.
This year Wycombe Astronomical Society will be hosting an International Observe the Moon Night on the evenings of 5th and 6th September 2014 at Woodrow House near Amersham Bucks. The event will run from 8pm until late on both days, and is open to all members of the public. Children are especially welcome at this event, but obviously the younger ones will need to be supervised.
Subject to the conditions on the night, guests will be able to look at the Moon through the large Celestron Telescope situated within the Wycombe Astronomical Society Observatory. In addition we will have a range of other telescopes and binoculars trained on the moon and a variety of other interesting night sky objects, each hosted by a society member eager to share the wonders of the night sky with you.
There will be experts on hand to answer questions about all aspects of astronomy including the equipment involved and tips on how to get started, so this is a great chance to get a taste for astronomy in a relaxed and friendly environment.
If thats not enough! light refreshments including tea, coffee and cake will also be available on the evening.
The event will take place on the field next to our Observatory at Woodrow House Nr Amersham. For more details please click the link below;
On arrival at Woodrow House please look out for the Car Park Marshalls who will direct you to a car parking space.
Wycombe Astronomical Society is a not for profits organisation so there is no fixed charge for this event, we would however like to request a minimum donation to the society of £2 per person to help us cover our costs.
If you any questions or would like further information about this event you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org