Crossroads Participates in International Observe the Moon Night

Unless it rains, Crossroads at Big Creek in collaboration with the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society will participate in the International Observe the Moon Night which will be celebrated all over the world on Oct. 12.

The moon will rise about 2:35 pm, so participants will be able to see the moon by day and also at night.

Family Activities are scheduled from 2 – 4 pm in the Collins Learning Center and at the Astronomy Campus. During the first hour, hands-on activities will help participants of all ages to see the moon in a different light. Beginning at about three, members of the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society will turn their telescopes on the Moon, and visitors can see the details of lunar geology. The Family Activities will be canceled in case of rain.

At 7 pm, rain or shine, Dr. Ray Stonecipher will present the lecture β€œNew Theories of the Origin of the Moon.” He will provide the most recent information and current theories about this controversial topic. This program will be held in the lecture hall of the Collins Learning Center. Following the lecture, if the sky is clear, members of DPAS will open the Observatory for night sky viewing. All activities are free and open to the public.

Crossroads at Big Creek, located at 2041 Michigan, is open 2 – 4:30 pm daily. Trails are open to the public.