International Observe The Moon Night

September 22 is International Observe the Moon Night.   Here is part one of our InOMN hangouts starting in Australia/New Zealand featuring Paul Stewart as the astronomer bringing us the view of the moon, with Dr. Pamela Gay and I discussing the science!     Part 2 With Dr. Nicole Gugliucci on site at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Ahmet Kale from Turkey, Kristian Jerslev and Jens Riggelsen from Denmark, and David Riley from the United Kingdom Part 3 The final observation session took us to the North American continent with astronomers from across the United States as well as Fraser Cain hosting from Canada. It’s absolutely amazing to be able to work with such phenomenal people from across the world! Our local outreach session ended up being cancelled due to heavy “partial clouds” throughout the evening. Dr. Denise Kaisler and I, along with some volunteers stuck around on campus to let our visitors know the bad news. When the Moon did peek through a hole in the clouds, I set up my Celestron 15x70mm binoculars to give the attendees a glimpse before the Moon went away again. A very big “Thank you!” goes out to all of the astronomers from across the globe who volunteered their time, energy and equipment for International Observe the Moon Night! This could not have happened without you! Also, Dr. Nicole Gugliucciwas absolutely awesome for broadcasting from local outreach locations and co-hosting our final session, even though she’s on vacation. Thank you Nicole! Fraser Cain, creator and publisher of UniverseToday hopped into our final session to help host, even though he had other things that needed...