Date: Saturday, September 18th, 2011
Where: On the waterfront, Liverpool NS
Time: At dusk
Join Wayne and his telescope on the waterfront in Liverpool, N.S. (near the pirate ship) at dusk to observe and learn about the moon, our nearest neighbour. The Moon is the Earth's only known natural satellite, being the fifth largest satellite in the Solar System. The moon always shows the same face due to it's synchronized rotation with the Earth; the near side is pock marked with dark volcanic maria amongst the crustal highlands and prominent craters. Next to the Sun it is the brightest object in the sky. The ocean tides and minute lengthening of the day are due to the Moon's gravitational influence. The Moon is the only celestial body that has been landed on by humans. Eclipses occur ONLY when the sun, moon and earth align. A Solar eclipse occurs near a new Moon, when the Moon is between the Sun and Earth. In contrast, a lunar eclipse occurs near a full Moon, when the Earth us between the Sun and the Moon. There is much to know about the Sun, Moon, planets and stars and the best time to do so is to arrive at the dock in Liverpool at dusk where Wayne will tell you all about it. Check for udates at http://astronomynovascotia.ca
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LIVERPOOL .... to the moon and back.