October 5th is International Observe the Moon Night. The museum will stay open late for folks to enjoy First Friday ($5 admission for First Friday evening of the month), fractals shows will be going on and we will have almost a first quarter moon… so it should be great for seeing craters in detail on October 4th(one day before the observe the moon night).
The Museum reopens at 5:30 p.m. the first Friday of each month with a special admission rate of $5 per person for the museum only. October 4’s theme is in observance of International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN), which is officially on October 5, so the Museum is celebrating one night early. 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.
This InOMN is special since 2019 is also the 50th anniversary of the Apollos 11 and 12, so activities, handouts, and videos about the missions will be available in the Museum’s atrium from 5:30 - 8 p.m. From 7:30 - 9 p.m., view the first quarter moon in detail on the Observatory Deck through telescopes provided by the Museum and The Albuquerque Astronomical Society.
The Planetarium will present Fractal Friday at the usual times of 6, 7, 8, and 9 p.m. with the normal admission of adults $10, seniors $7, and children (3-12) $5. Shows typically sell out in advance, so get your tickets early at fractalfoundation.org. The Hope Café will be open continuously from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. that day, so you can enjoy dinner while waiting for the museum to reopen (only the café entrance will be open from 5 – 5:30 p.m.)