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International Observe the Moon Night

Sandia Mountain Natural History Center

Weather Update: The skies over the Natural History Center are partly cloudy, but the event is still on.  See you this evening!

International Observe the Moon Night brings the world together in studying and appreciating our beautiful natural satellite.  For more information about the international celebration, visit:

Enjoy a stroll along the Center’s nature trails starting at 5:00 p.m. while it’s still light outside. As the sun sets behind the mountains, museum volunteers will be available at several telescopes studying different aspects of the lunar surface and other objects in the sky.

Additionally, a live broadcast from NASA’s International Observe the Moon Night website will be shown in the Center’s museum, while a loop of educational videos about the moon will be presented in one of the classrooms along with fun lunar activities starting at 5:30 p.m.

This event will take place at the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center, NOT the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science’s main building. SMNHC is located at 60 Columbine Ln. in Cedar Crest. Parking is limited, so carpooling is encouraged.  Find out more about the Natural History Center here:
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This event is weather-dependent. Check the SMNHC Facebook page on the event day, where it will be announced by 4:00 p.m. if the event is cancelled. An announcement will also be posted if the parking lot fills up.

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