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International Observe the Moon Night

Public open-door events
On the lawn at the Oxford Museum of Natural History & Pitt Rivers, Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3PW
Knowledge of physics?
No, knowledge of physics not required
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Join our team of planetary scientists for International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday 16th October 2021. They will be on hand to answer your Moon-based questions and we also have telescopes for observing the Moon and some hands-on activities.


No need to book. This is a drop-in activity (expect to spend around 20min at the event). Please just come by to say hello, but check the weather update (below) before you travel. 

However, if you would like us to send you updates about the event, please complete this form.

Weather updates

We are pleased to say this event will go ahead as planned! 

International Observe the Moon Night

International Observe the Moon Night is a time to come together with fellow Moon enthusiasts and curious people worldwide. Everyone on Earth is invited to learn about lunar science and exploration, take part in celestial observations, and honour cultural and personal connections to the Moon. For more information about the programme visit the NASA website.

The Moon is our nearest neighbour and has a lot to teach us about how planets form, Earth's history, and how humans can live on and explore other planets!

(Dr Katherine Shirley, Moon researcher at Oxford)


Join Katherine and her colleagues on Saturday!