Join Unistellar this month as we take astronomy to the streets during the first-ever online Lunar Marathon.
Every year, the On the Moon Again event celebrates humanity’s first lunar landing and inspires the astronauts of the future. And this year, amateur astronomers and professionals are teaming up for a brand new challenge: 24 hours of lunar observations.
Beginning July 17th at 10 a.m. GMT (6 a.m. U.S. Eastern time), the event will feature live streamed talks every hour by scientists from the ESA, NASA, SETI and other space agencies. They’ll discuss lunar rover missions, water on the moon and much more. Every talk will be accompanied by a live view of the moon and deep sky objects from the eVscope of a different Unistellar Network member spaced around the globe.
We’re also calling on all amateur astronomers to help out during the event by setting up their telescopes on sidewalks and other public places. With your eVscope, you can help curious members of the public get a better glimpse of our fascinating satellite. You can register to take part in the event here, and you’ll also find a full list of the festivities on the website.
We hope to see you there!