Moon Party at the Museum
View the waxing gibbous moon through a variety of telescopes at the San Bernardino County Museum during the Moon Party on Saturday, August 5 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. The event, hosted by the San Bernardino Valley Amateur Astronomers and the museum’s education division, is free.
“The gibbous moon phase is a couple of days past the first quarter phase,” said Christopher Clarke of the Amateur Astronomers. “This lovely phase reveals all sorts of crater and mountain detail. Also prominent are the large, dark, expansive “Maria”—great ancient lava flows that look like seas and were created about 3 billion years ago.”
Several telescopes of different sizes and types will be focused on our nearest celestial neighbor during the evening. “This event is definitely family-friendly,” said museum Curator of Education Jolene Redvale. “The astronomers are always glad to introduce children to the wonders of our solar system, and kids really get excited about seeing their familiar moon in such amazing detail.”
The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org.
The San Bernardino County 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 or (TDD) 909-792-1462