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    International Observe the Moon NightInOMN

    Saturday, October 28, 6:00-10:00

    International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN)
    is an annual world-wide public engagement
    program that encourages observation, appreciation,
    and understanding of our Moon and its connection
    to NASA planetary science and exploration. Everyone
    on Earth is invited to join the celebration by attending
    an InOMN event.
     
    Stop by the Jackson Middle School Observatory to
    get a close look at our celestial neighbor. 
     

     

    Public Viewing at the JMO  telescope

    Open House Nights  

    October
    Tuesday, 10/24, 7:00-9:00
    Thursday, 10/26, 7:00-9:00
    Saturday, 10/28, 6:00-10:00, International Observe the Moon Night
     
    November
    Thursday, 11/2, 7:00-9:00
    Tuesday, 11/28, 7:00-9:00
    Thursday, 11/30, 7:00-9:00
     
    December
    Sunday, 12/3, 5:00-9:00, The Super Moon
     
     
     
    Join us at the JMS observatory to look the Moon, planets, stars, constellations, and anything else we can find in space. Public viewings will be held at least twice each month, if clear, along with special event nights when something of interest is happening in the sky above.
     
     
    Each night starts with a little introduction to the sky. We will fire up our projectors to give you a guided tour of the events for the month and even teach you to use a star map that you can take home, to continue your exploration. Next, we'll head outside for a tour of the constellations, pointing out the North Star and the seasonal highlights overhead. Finally, we will head up to the dome and our 14" telescope, for an up-close tour of the cosmos. Use your phone to capture your very own souvenir photo of the Moon. There is just so much to see! 
     
     When visiting the observatory in public nights, DO NOT come through the school. 
     Park in the north lot, south of 111th Ave N, on Yates Ave N. 
     
     
    PLEASE NOTE: Weather is always an issue! If it is cloudy or raining, viewings may be canceled. Check the website before coming. Dress for the weather. The temperature of the dome is like that of the outdoors. Please check this website at 6:00 p.m. on viewing dates to make sure viewing has not been canceled.   
     
     

     


     Observatory Contact: 

    Ron Schmit

    Jackson Middle School Observatory Coordinator

    6000 109th Avenue N, Champlin, MN 55316

    Ronald.Schmit@ahschools.us  |  (763) 506-3940