09/18/2015

Keeping an Eye on Our Celestial Companion

9:33 minutes

A waxing gibbous moon seen on April 14, 2011, in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Photo by Ralph H. Bernstein
A waxing gibbous moon seen on April 14, 2011, in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Photo by Ralph H. Bernstein

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.

Segment Guests

Dean Regas

Dean Regas is outreach astronomer at the Cincinnati Observatory and co-host of the PBS program Star Gazers in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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About Charles Bergquist

As Science Friday’s director, 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.

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