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It's International Observe the Moon Night and you can see spectacular views of the moon in a free webcast from the online astronomy telescope site Slooh.com. The show begins at 4 p.m. EDT (2000 GMT).
The moon is in a stunning First Quarter phase and Slooh's webcast will explore its visible features, and feature a bonus look at Jupiter and its Galilean moons. Slooh astronomer Paul Cox and astronomer Bob Berman will host the event.
Viewers can ask questions on Twitter with the #Slooh hashtag.
WASHINGTON DEPOT, CT - October 4th, 2019
On Saturday, October 5th, starting at 1 PM PDT | 4 PM EDT | 20:00UTC, Slooh will livestream the Moon from its flagship observatory at the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands to celebrate International Observe the Moon Night.
Slooh launched their new activity Quests and chat tools last week, which are features of its new website, developed with funding support from the National Science Foundation, and featuring new education products for students to learn to explore space via Slooh’s global network of online telescopes.
Slooh will broadcast live feeds of the First Quarter Moon to celebrate International Observe the Moon Night. The event will be hosted by Slooh Astronomer Paul Cox, who will be joined by our team of astronomical experts taking viewers on a guided tour of the Moon in spectacular detail using Slooh’s largest telescopes. The team will also explain how viewers can observe the Moon from their backyards, discuss the history of Moon mapping, and will explain how viewers can photograph the Moon using standard digital cameras.
Bob Berman, who runs Slooh’s "Strange Universe" club said: "The Moon’s best mountain range, the Apennines, will be optimally placed during the show - almost dead center, with perfect lighting. They end abruptly on their eastern edge at the dramatic crater Eratosthenes...which brings up another topic we'll discuss during the show - the time periods or epochs in the Moon’s history, and how what we see telescopically tells the actual story of these different lunar ages."
But Slooh won’t be celebrating InOTMN with just one moon. Slooh's Chief Astronomical Officer, Paul Cox, said: "If one moon isn’t sufficient to celebrate InOTMN, we’ll have the added excitement of seeing Jupiter’s four Galilean moons tonight, and we’ll be explaining how viewers can spot them using binoculars!”
Slooh members can use our StarShare Camera to snap images from the live feeds.
Viewers can use the hashtag #Slooh on Twitter to ask questions during the show and can also use Slooh’s new chat feature on the website.
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