The Maryland Science Center will have moons on the mind Friday, October 11 from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., inviting visitors to the rooftop observatory for Observe the Moons Night – a free, multi-moon observation extravaganza in honor of “International Observe the Moon Night” on Saturday, October 12.
Earth’s moon will not be the only one in visitors’ sights at the Maryland Science Center. With help from Maryland Science Center staff, guest scientists from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab and state-of-the-art observatory equipment including the computer-powered Clark Telescope, visitors can get up-close looks at Earth’s moon and the four largest moons of Jupiter while enjoying moon-related activities and insight from experts.
Dedicated observers will be in for a treat at 12:33a.m. when they can witness a rare triple shadow transit on Jupiter –when three of Jupiter’s moons pass between the face of the planet and the Sun, causing shadows on Jupiter.
The Maryland Science Center is located at 601 Light Street at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. For information, visit www.marylandsciencecenter.org or call the 24-Hour Information Line at 410-685-5225.
Event begins at 7:00PM
Presented by: Maryland Science Center