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ASP2021: A Virtual Conference

ASP2021: A Virtual Conference
Preliminary Schedule

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    3:10 PM - 4:00 PM: Concurrent Session 4D: 3:10 pm PST (6:10 pm EST) - Oral Presentations
    Celebrating 12 Years of International Observe the Moon NIght
    Conference Strand: Doing Public Engagement in Informal Settings
    Sanlyn Buxner, Planetary Science Institute
    Andrea Jones, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Molly Wasser, ADNET Systems, Inc
    Staci Tiedeken, ADNET Systems, Inc
    Caela Barry, ADNET Systems, Inc
    Andrew Shaner, Lunar and Planetary Institute
    Brian Day, NASA Ames Research Center
    Vivian White, Astronomical Society of the Pacific
    Pamela Gay, Planetary Science Institute
    Maya Bakerman, Planetary Science Institute
    Julie Fooshee, University of Edinburgh
    Emily Joseph, University of Arizona
    Christopher Cokinos, University of Arizona
    Grace Beaudoin, Lunar and Planetary Institute
    Abstract of Session/Presentation: International Observe the Moon Night is an annual worldwide public engagement program that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to planetary science and exploration. Each fall, people from across the globe are invited to observe and celebrate their personal connection to the Moon. In 2021, nearly 4,000 events and individual lunar observers registered to participate. Each year, the event has grown to reach a large diverse global audience. Over the past 12 years, participants have joined from all 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia as well as 148 countries from around the world and on all seven continents.

    International Observe the Moon Night supports festivals, schools, museums, clubs, libraries, and private events to engage visitors in Moon-related events by providing event resources such as advertising materials, Moon maps, activities, presentations, a livestream on NASA TV, and certificates of participation. Additionally, members of the International Observe the Moon Night team provide an informational webinar to those wishing to host to give them up to date information on lunar exploration and talk about activities to engage visitors. We will describe new and ongoing collaborations as well as resources that continue to broaden the reach of International Observe the Moon Night.

    International Observe the Moon Night is sponsored by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission and the Solar System Exploration Division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, with many contributors.