NASA “Ask Us” Event

Virtual Engagement

International Observe the Moon Night
International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration, as well as the cultural and personal connections we all have with Earth’s nearest neighbor.
Credits: NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Education and Communications Team

Next Event: International Observe the Moon Night Through a Native American Perspective

Event Date: Wednesday, November 8th

Time:10AM-11AM AKST |11AM-12PM PST |12PM-1PM MST |1PM-2PM CST | 2PM-3PM EST

The ESTEEM team hopes you to had a chance to participate in International Observe the Moon Night, October 28th, 2017 and we’d like you to join us for a conversation that explores the cultural and scientific connections that we have to our closest celestial neighbor, the Moon, through a Native American lens. Native Americans have been observing the Moon for thousands of years and have developed very specific cultural connections related to the Moon.

Join the ESTEEM team on November 8th for a presentation by Annette S. Lee (director of Native Skywatchers) and her Native Skywatchers colleagues: Carl Gawboy; and Jeff Tibbetts on the Ojibwe perspective of the Moon. Following their presentation, we will allow time for dialogue related to other Native American perspectives of the Moon. We will also review unique NASA content related to the study of the Moon and explore connections between this content and the Traditional Ecological Knowledge shared. How have various tribes used the Moon to keep track of time? What Tribal traditions take place around the Moon? Tune in to learn more about the Moon through a Native American Perspective.

To request access or ask questions about this event, email Bonnie Murray at bonnie.murray@nasa.gov. Check back the week of the event for a link to the YouTube live stream of this Ask-Us event.

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