Members of the public are invited to celebrate International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 6 pm. The free event will be held at Penn Dixie Fossil Park and Nature Reserve in Hamburg.

International Observe the Moon Night is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration. The annual event connects scientists, educators and lunar enthusiasts from around the world.

The event at Penn Dixie will be held from 6 to 9 pm. After the sun sets, head outside and catch a glimpse of the Moon. Astronomers from Penn Dixie and the Buffalo Astronomical Association will be on site with telescopes, providing a guided tour of the Moon, planets and other celestial objects for visitors. No registration needed. Dress warmly; it will be chilly.

International Observe the Moon Night is sponsored by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission and partners. LRO is managed by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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Penn Dixie is ranked as the number one fossil park in the Unites States and welcomes science enthusiasts from around the globe to uncover trilobites, brachiopods, crinoids, and corals that lived in a shallow ocean 380 million years ago.