Shoot for the Supermoon 2020 is a live-streamed fundraising event for Lowell Observatory, the Home of Pluto and a nonprofit institution dedicated to astronomical discovery.
Go to https://youtu.be/qa7o7yXluDI to be a part of our live-stream event!
3:30pm – AZ Gives Fundraiser
Join Lowell Observatory at 3:30pm-5:45pm AZ/PT (Pacific) on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, for live demonstrations of STEM activities for kids that you can do at home and the launch of a new at-home science challenge for kids. This portion of the live stream is in partnership with AZ Gives Day (https://azgives.org) to raise funds for STEM education.
6pm – Supermoon Fundraiser
At 6pm AZ/PT, Lowell astronomers and educators will present exciting talks about lunar research and Apollo history, with occasional breaks showing live views of the Pink Supermoon and appeals to support Lowell Observatory and our new at-home science challenges for kids. The Shoot for the Supermoon fundraiser continues at lowell.edu/supermoon.
Moonrise is at 6:42pm AZ/PT here in Flagstaff, and an astronomical full moon (syzygy) occurs at 7:35pm. This full moon is a supermoon because it occurs just over 8 hours after the moon has reached perigee, when it is at its closest point to Earth in its orbit.
6:30 pm Eastern /5:30 pm Central / 4:30 pm Mountain / 3:30 pm Pacific