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Member Reports from Shirley Lapole

Oct 20
2018

International Observe the Moon Night

The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center and its partners, the Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation, hosted an event on Friday, October 19, 2018 to celebrate International Observe the Moon Night. Participants started the evening out with a Moon presentation in the Visitor Center auditorium. During the presentation we highlighted featrues of the Moon, NASA missions to the Moon and kicked-off the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Program. Resources in the exhibit hall featured the Moon, NASA Missions to the Moon and InOMN. After the presentation, telescope viewing was available on the side lawn. Participants had a chance to see Saturn... Read More...

Aug 12
2018

Astronomy & Night Sky Summer Series - Perseid Meteor Shower

We started the event with 3 Astronomy 101 presentations with 187 participants in attendance. During the presentations we gave an overview of the objects visible in the night sky. These objects included Mars, Jupiter Saturn, Meteors and the Perseid Meteor Shower. There were also resources available in the lobby before and after the presentations. Unfortunately, due to inclement weather we had to cancel telescope viewing. This event is always popular and couldn't be successful without our partners from the Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation, US Fish & Wildlife Services (Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge) and National Park Service (Toms Cove Visitor Center).... Read More...

Jul 16
2018

Astronomy & Night Sky Summer Series

We started the event with 3 Astronomy 101 presentations with 253 participants in attendance. During the presentations we gave an overview of the objects visible in the night sky and telescope etiquette. There were also resources avaialble in the lobby before and after the presentations. For the telescope viewing we had perfect weather and clear skies. Participants were able to view Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, 4 of Jupiter's Moons and Saturn. Mars was starting to rise as the event was coming to an end but was visible with the naked eye. While participants were waiting in the telescope lines, they could... Read More...