[library-media] FREE Moon Viewing Kits for Public and School Libraries

Matt McLain mmclain at utah.gov
Tue Aug 16 07:43:42 MDT 2011

This looks like a fantastic opportunity!

Apply Now for a FREE Moon Viewing Kit!
The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) is pleased to invite public and
school libraries to apply for a FREE Moon viewing kit! To qualify for a
kit, applicants must commit to hosting an International Observe the Moon
Night (InOMN) event on Saturday, October 8, 2011. In addition, each
successful applicant must commit to fulfilling reporting requirements.
Successful applicants will each receive one InOMN Moon Viewing Kit,
which they may keep, preferably for circulation to local families. Kits
are each valued at $400 and include binoculars for viewing the Moon, as
well as children's books, a Moon map, and other resources for families
to enjoy. The Lunar and Planetary Institute will cover shipping costs.
Further details and the online application form are available at
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/registration/inomn_mvk. Application
deadline: Monday, August 22, 2011

InOMN events are a fun way to celebrate the Moon with your community!
The official InOMN website, http://observethemoonnight.org, provides a
wealth of information and tips for planning your own event. Partnership
with another organization, such as a local astronomical society, is
preferred. Consider featuring one or more of these activities and
resources at your event:

Family Space Days “Moon” activities for children ages 5-8 and their
families: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/space_days/activities/moon/

Explore! To the Moon and Beyond! – with NASA’s LRO mission for children
ages 8-13: 

Explore! Marvel Moon for children ages 8-13: 

NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) Traveling Exhibits (limited number
available – request early!):
If you have any questions, please contact Keliann LaConte - 
Keliann LaConte
Explore! Program
Education Specialist
Lunar and Planetary Institute
3600 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston, TX  77058-1113
(281) 486-2166
(281) 244-2006 Fax
laconte at lpi.usra.edu
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