Keeping an Eye on Our Celestial Companion
September 19 is International Observe the Moon Day, an educational effort to encourage people to take a closer look at our moon and its connections to our earthly lives. And with a supermoon and total lunar eclipse still to come this month, it’s a good time to get in the habit of looking up at your night sky. Dean Regas, outreach astronomer at the Cincinnati Observatory and co-host of the PBS series Star Gazers, shares moon-viewing tips and a dose of lunar lore. Plus, try these moon-related activities to get you in the moon-watching mood.
Dean Regas is outreach astronomer at the Cincinnati Observatory and co-host of the PBS program Star Gazers in Cincinnati, Ohio.
As Science Friday’s director and senior producer, Charles Bergquist channels the chaos of a live production studio into something sounding like a radio program. Favorite topics include planetary sciences, chemistry, materials, and shiny things with blinking lights.