International Observe the Moon Night is coming to London on Saturday with a special event at Western University.
The University’s Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration will host the event with the Canadian Lunar Research Network, Western’s Department of Physics & Astronomy, and London’s chapter of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada at the Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory on campus.
According to officials, visitors will be able to see the Moon’s surface using the Cronyn facility’s 10-inch main telescope and other smaller telescopes.
It appears the forecast will allow for decent viewing as well — with mostly clear skies expected overnight.
When it comes to things to see on this planet, organizers will also have a display of lunar and Martian rocks on site. There will also be a talk on the Apollo missions at 6:30 p.m.
There will also be a hands-on eclipse, moon phases and impact cratering activities and arts and crafts for children.
“Every year we are bringing new things to learn,” Organizer Parshati Patel told AM980, “Here at Western, we open up the observatory so everyone can have a look at the Moon, and learn a bit more about it.”
The event runs from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Free parking will be available at the Alumni Hall parking lot.
More information can be found here.