International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) October 12 at 7 PM at River Ridge Observatory

photo International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual event that is dedicated to encouraging people to ‘look up’ and take notice of our nearest neighbor, the Moon. From looking at the Moon with a naked eye to using the most sensitive telescope, every year on the same day, people from around the world hold events and activities that celebrate our Moon.This year the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society invites you and your family and friends to come out to our River Ridge Observatory to celebrate this annual world wide event with us on the evening of October 12th, 2013. We will have a chili supper starting at 6pm for anyone who wishes to join us and a program on lunar observing presented by CAAS member and programs chair Robert Togni at 7pm. Afterwards we will gather on our observatory field for an autumn evening of looking at the Moon through telescopes and binoculars. If you have never seen the Moon through a telescope then this will be a big treat! Our closest celestial neighbor offers spectacular views of craters, lava filled basins, mountain chains and much more stunning topographic features. So, come on out and help us celebrate an evening dedicated to appreciating the beauty and wonder that Earth’s Moon offers folks from all across the globe.The program and lunar observing is free!

The chili supper requires a $5 fee/person (this includes the meal, drink, and dessert). RSVP for the meal before midnight on October 11th at:

For directions to the observatory email us at: