Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration

International Observe the Moon Night

Join us at the Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory to celebrate International Observe the Moon Night and World Space Week. For the seventh year, the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX),  in partnership with the Department of Physics & Astronomy, the Canadian Lunar Research Network (CLRN), the Planetary Society-London Chapter and the London Chapter of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) will be hosting an event as part of the International Observe the Moon night. There will be fun activities for space enthusiasts of all ages -- kids, adults, and everyone in between!

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. World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year from October 4-10.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Time: 5:00 - 9:00 PM (come and go as you please; entrance is free)

Location: The Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory (search for "Cronyn" on this interactive google map)

Parking information can be found here.

Social Media: Share your images with us using #WesternU and #observethemoon hashtags.


Observe the Moon through the Cronyn Observatory's main 10 inch refractor and other telescopes

Public Talks:


Impact Cratering demonstration

Various Moon themed hands-on activities

Hold Lunar Meteorites in your own hands

Arts and Crafts for kids