Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration

International Observe the Moon Night

Join us at the Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory to celebrate International Observe the Moon Night. For the eighth year, the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX),  in partnership with the Department of Physics & Astronomy, Western Engineering's Rocketry, the Canadian Lunar Research Network, the Planetary Society-London Chapter and the London Chapter of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) will be hosting an event as part of the International Observe the Moon night. There will be fun activities for space enthusiasts of all ages -- kids, adults, and everyone in between!

International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration. 

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Time: 5:00 - 9:00 PM (come and go as you please; entrance is free)

Location: The Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory (search for "Cronyn" on this interactive google map)

Parking information can be found here.

Social Media: Share your images with us using #WesternU and #observethemoon hashtags.


Observe the Moon through the Cronyn Observatory's main 10 inch refractor and other telescopes

Public Talks (starting at 6:00 PM):

- "CSI-Moon" Prof. Phil Stooke, Associate Professor, Western University

- "Mapping Lunar Surface" - Zachary Morse, PhD Candidate, Western University

- "How to make a Moon: The origin of our Moon and its unique formation" - Patrick Hill, PhD Candidate, Western University

Various Moon themed hands-on activities (5:00 to 8:00 PM)

- Take a Trip to the Moon

- Edible Rock Analysis

- Moon Puzzle

- Design and Launch your own Rocket

- Arts and Crafts for kids

Raffle Draw (at 7:00 PM)