The L.C. Bates Museum, on U.S. Route 201, will be one of thousands of locations around the globe celebrating the moon during International Observe the Moon Night from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.

It is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation and understanding of the moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration. Everyone on Earth is invited to join the celebration by hosting or attending an InOMN event — and unite one day each year to look at and learn about the moon together.

The museum will have several moon viewing telescopes out and moon crafts too. Families can make moon phases, draw the moon and more. If the weather is cloudy, some indoor activities are planned to explore the phases of the moon and how it travels around the earth.

In the case of hard rain, the event may be canceled. For more information, visit

For more information about the museum’s moon night, call 238-4250 or email [email protected].

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