New Zealand Space Calendar

International Observe the Moon Night

World Space Week Event

Saturday 5th October 6:30 – 22:30 pm down by the entrance to the lagoon near Frank Kitts Park, Wellington waterfront. International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is a worldwide, public celebration of lunar science and exploration held annually since 2010. One day each year, everyone on Earth is invited to observe and learn about the moon together, and to celebrate the cultural and personal connections we all have with Earth¹s nearest neighbour. Jupiter and Saturn will be visible through telescopes as well. This event also celebrates World Space Week, October 4-10 annually, which is the largest space event on Earth. More than 5,000 events in over 80 countries celebrated the theme “Space Unites the World” in 2018. The 2019 theme is “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars.” This is also part of the celebrations for the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand Centenary taking place in Wellington next year https://www.rasnz.org.nz/news-item/rasnz-100 Please check here on the day in case we have to cancel due to the weather.