North Little Rock Events

International Observe the Moon Night
October 19, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

International Observe the Moon Night is a worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration held annually since 2010. One day each year, everyone on Earth is invited to observe and learn about the Moon together, and to celebrate the cultural and personal connections we all have with our nearest neighbor.

Join the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society and the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock on the night of October 19th as we explore our closest neighbor in space through our telescopes. And if you have never seen the moon through a telescope, you need to, it truly is a glorious sight to behold. We will zoom in on features such as craters, lava plains, jagged mountains, valley floors, lava tunnels, and more. As Buzz Aldrin once exclaimed of the view: "magnificent desolation".

CAAS's Bruce McMath will talk on light pollution and observing the moon and UALR's Dr. Tony Hall, of the Physics and Astronomy Department, will be displaying a fine collection of meteorites. This is your chance to see and learn about the rocks in space that have shaped the moon's face for billions of years (some of which you can actually touch!).

But the moon is not the only thing going on this evening, it is also 3rd Friday Art Walk in Argenta, NLR and we are only one of many things to take in on Friday night. There will be lots of other activities in the neighborhood and, since it is close to Halloween, many of them will have a spooky theme. One example is the Hub's "Make it Scary" activity for kids from 5pm to 8pm.

Make It Scary activities involve:
* screen printing Halloween t shirts
* laser cutting Halloween crafts
* painting on pottery
* overall family friendly Halloween crafting to get your child ready for trick or treating!

There will be no shortage of food and drink available. There are a great many pubs and restaurants in the area and we will have a food truck on site as well.

But what if it rains on Friday night? Well, we will keep our fingers crossed and hope that isn't the case on Saturday night, which is our rain date and is the official night for InOMN.

The event is free and open to one and all.

Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub
201 E Broadway St., North Little Rock
(501) 225-5600
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