International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is a large, annual public outreach event that celebrates the excitement of lunar science and exploration, and encourages people all over the world to stop what they’re doing and look up at the Moon – together. Last year there were over 500 registered InOMN events in over 50 countries, and we’re hoping to increase that number in 2011.
The theme for InOMN 2011 is: “What does the Moon mean to you?” It is a theme that focuses on cultural connections to the Moon, and connecting art with science. To take advantage of this, we are encouraging partnerships between science museums and centers, planetariums, astronomy clubs, and others with a science focus to partner with cultural or art centers to bring the excitement of lunar science and exploration to diverse audiences by hosting an InOMN event together. A list of registered events, as well as information, activity ideas, advertising materials, and more can be found here: http://observethemoonnight.org/.