Moon Music Serenade at Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium
January 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree+
A lunar eclipse happens when the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon, so that the Earth’s shadow crosses the face of the full Moon. This eclipse will begin at 8:30pm on Sunday, January 20, 2019 when the Earth’s shadow first intersects the Moon, and the shadow will then move across until it covers the entire face of the Moon by 9:40pm for a total lunar eclipse. During the total eclipse, the Moon will appear red due to sunlight that bends around the Earth, through the Earth’s atmosphere, and provides some illumination. Within that same timeframe, 8:30-9:40pm, the Chamber Windswill play three musical selections to accompany eclipse viewing.
Prior to the concert, inside Flandrau, UA planetary scientist Steve Koretenkamp will give a special presentation about the Moon at 7pm. He’ll talk about what we know already about the Moon, and about what we continue to discover from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a NASA research spacecraft orbiting the Moon.
Telescope viewing, the concert, and Flandrau exhibits will be free and open to the public. The special Moon presentation, Planetarium Show, and “Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon” Laser Music Show are $5 each and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited.
Please note, telescope viewing requires a clear sky so it is “weather permitting,” but the Moon presentation, Chamber Winds concert, and planetarium shows will run regardless of clear or cloudy skies.