Explore the Earth's moon on Nov. 10

For centuries, humans have been fascinated by the Earth's moon, the largest and brightest object in our sky. Join Lake Erie Nature & Science Center on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. for SkyQuest: Night of the Beaver Moon, as astrophysicist Nick Anderson explains the meaning behind our nearest neighbor's many nicknames.

Native American tribes created distinctive names for full moons throughout the year as a method to keep track of the seasons. Super Moon, Blood Moon and Blue Moon are all names used to describe various astronomical events. With the use of the Walter R. Schuele Planetarium's digital projector, you will have the chance to travel to the moon and explore the lunar landscape in extraordinary detail. The program will conclude with a star talk, making use of both the Center's planetarium projectors.

Tickets for SkyQuest: Night of the Beaver Moon are $5 per person and recommended for pre-teens and adults. Advanced registration is available, but not required. For more information, please visit www.lensc.org/planetarium.

Morgan Paskert

Morgan Paskert is on staff at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center.

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