Observe the Moon Week Oct. 12-16 at Crossroads

Crossroads at Big Creek, Door County Library and the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society, with support from the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, will present Observe the Moon Week Oct. 12-16. In addition to its regular programming, Crossroads will offer several moon-focused events.

During the next meeting of the Junior Nature Club on Oct. 8, 10 am, preschool children and their parents, guardians and siblings will take a fall color hike. No reservations are needed; just meet at the Collins Learning Center. During the Oct. 15 meeting, Miss Beth will share books about the moon as part of Observe the Moon Week.

The Habitat Healers will meet Oct. 9, 9:30-11:30 am, to continue their land-restoration efforts, and new volunteers are always welcome. Instruction, tools, gloves, cookies and lemonade will be provided.

The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society will meet at the Stonecipher Astronomy Center on Oct. 12, 7-8:30 pm, to focus on the moon as part of the 2021 Wisconsin Science Festival and Observe the Moon Week. Coggin Heeringa will present “We Chose to Go to the Moon; What Was in It for Us on Earth?”

The Sturgeon Bay Library will present the virtual lecture “What’s Up in Space?” on Oct. 13, 6-7 pm. Jamie Adrian Cordova, NASA solar system ambassador, will share what’s happening in space right now, including the deployment of the new Webb telescope and the Lucy mission that’s launching this month. Watch the virtual program in the Jane Greene Room of the Sturgeon Bay Library or via Zoom.  

Crossroads will screen the short documentary Cosmic Collisions – which explores various theories about the moon and was narrated by Robert Redford – on Oct. 14, 4 pm.

Also attend the free lecture “Restoration at Crossroads: Re-Meandering and More” on Oct. 14, 6:30 pm, by Nancy Aten and Dan Collins of Landscapes of Place

Crossroads at Big Creek (, is located at 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay.


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