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Star Theater Celebration set for Oct. 1

Morehead State University's Star Theater has an evening of events planned for Saturday, Oct. 1, from 5 to 8:30 p.m., to celebrate International Observe the Moon Night and to recognize the accomplishments of the Space Science Center over the past year.

Activities will include viewing new full-dome planetarium features and short videos on space exploration, including the Lunar Ice Cube Mission, while enjoying refreshments, live regional music, local folk art and hands-on science for kids. There will also be a star party outdoors if the weather permits. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids and seniors, and free for those under 5 and MSU staff and students.

International Observe the Moon night is a global event where planetariums, schools and other educational institutions observe and learn about the moon. According to NASA Science, the event is held in September or October each year when the moon is in its first quarter phase, the optimal phase for viewing lunar features. So far 1148 observation events are registered with NASA.

The event will also celebrate the upcoming launch of the Lunar IceCube satellite on the Artemis I mission to the moon, as well as recent upgrades to the Star Theater's dome and laser systems.

For more information, email or call 606-783-9593.

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