|Moon Party at the County Museum
See mammoth craters big enough to drop an entire city into when the telescopes come out on Saturday, August 13 at the San Bernardino County Museum. The museum’s education division and the San Bernardino Valley Amateur Astronomers are hosting a Moon Party to observe the first-quarter moon. The party runs from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and is free to the public.
Numerous telescopes will be set up to reveal the fascinating face of the moon up close, as if you were flying over it in a spacecraft. Huge craters, gigantic mountains towering over barren landscapes, and vast pock-marked flows of lava will be visible. Members of the Amateur Astronomers will assist visitors with telescopic details.
The San Bernardino Valley Amateur Astronomers are an affiliate group of the San Bernardino County Museum, working with the museum to present specialized programs for adults, families, and children. Another Moon Party is scheduled at the museum on September 10 from 8 to 9:30 p.m..
The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. Parking is free, and the facility is handicapped-accessible. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org or call (909) 307-2669 / TDD/TTY: (909) 792-1462. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. If assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids are needed in order to participate in museum exhibits or programs, requests should be made through Museum Visitor Services at least three business days prior to your visit. Visitor Services’ telephone number is (909) 307-2669 ext. 229 / TDD/TTY: (909) 792-1462.