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SSC to host Moon Observation event

OMN-E.jpgThe public is invited to join Morehead State University’s faculty and staff in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences for “International Observe the Moon Night” at the Space Science Center, Saturday, Oct. 28, from 7-10:30 p.m.

The Space Science Center is located at 235 Martindale Drive on the east end of the campus.

“International Observe the Moon Night” 2017 is the eighth internationally-coordinated annual public outreach event dedicated to engaging the general public in an annual lunar observation campaign that shares the excitement of lunar science and exploration.

The observations will be supported by public talks in the Star Theater.

The schedule will be:

  • 7:30 p.m., Dr. Eric Jerde, “The Origin of the Moon;"
  •  8:15 p.m., Dr. Ben Malphrus, “Lunar Ice Cube - MSU’ mission to the Moon;”
  • 8:45 p.m., Dr. Eric Jerde, “Did We Really Go to the Moon;”
  • 9:20 p.m., Laser show, Pink Floyd, “Dark Side of the Moon.”

Observations of the Moon will begin through telescopes in front of the Space Science Center if the weather permits.

This event is free and open to the public.

Parking will be in the MSU lot in front of the SSC.

Additional information is available from Eric Thomas at 606-783-9593.

Fore more information about the MSU Space Science Center, visit