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Take part in International Observe the Moon Night on Oct. 8 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
POSTED: 09/19/2016
 
Join us for a lunar astronomy program at Ernie Miller Nature Center and observe the moon in this internationally-coordinated event during a special event planned in early October at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center.

The event is called International Observe the Moon Night and is for all ages, but is recommended for ages five and older with a parent or guardian. Observe the moon through a telescope, learn about lunar phases, make impact craters and your very own moon journal, and more! Check out the International Observe the Moon Night website at: www.observethemoonnight.org.

To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under fun for all and then under special events. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword "astronomy."

International Observe the Moon Night will take place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe. The cost is $7 per person for Johnson County residents, or $8 for nonresidents. Feel free to bring your own binoculars, blanket, or chairs.

For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at www.jcprd.com, click on the green "Register for Activities" button and complete a barcode search for 34853.

This program is also eligible for credit in the Environmental dimension for the JCPRD U holistic wellness program for participants ages three to 18. Participants can complete Achievement Classes (similar to academic grade levels) and earn Achievement Badges and awards. To register for JCPRD U, call (913) 826-2950.

Printed copies of JCPRD’s Activities catalog are available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

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