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Celebrate Earth Day – April 22, 2011!

It is no accident that the first Earth Day (1970) occurred a few months after the first Apollo landing (1969). Views of whole Earth hanging in space as a singular home for all humanity were first generated by the Apollo 8 crew when they made their pioneering orbit of the Moon and by subsequent lunar missions, including a favorite “Earthrise” view of Apollo 11 and the final view from Apollo 17 that NASA often uses to describe Earth as an “isolated ecosystem floating in space.” Having witnessed the beauty of those views, NASA has continued to capture images from space and created the stunning “Blue Marble” views of our planet.

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Teachers and Parents: the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) announces The Moon and Me K-12 Art Challenge!

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) is sponsoring The Moon and Me K-12 Art Challenge! American students have the chance to submit artwork that answers the question: What does the Moon mean to me?

Celebrate NASA’s return to the Moon with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) by creating a unique art project that describes what the Moon means to you and how important you feel it is to the future of human exploration.

All participants who submit artwork will receive a Moon and Me certificate. Images of all entries will be displayed in LROC’s online Lunar Art Gallery and a selection of artwork will be featured in “The Moon and Me Art Exhibit” at ASU in the fall of 2011. The first 500 participants will receive a special “Moon Pac” that contains a signed certificate, LROC sticker, magnet, and bookmark, and the official NASA LRO mission lithograph. The program will end on May 15, 2011.

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InOMN logoInternational Observe the Moon Night
The 2011 International Observe the Moon Night is October 8!  Wondering what InOMN is all about? Looking for resources for your own event? Look no further than the InOMN website! On the International Observe the Moon Night website you will find: how this exciting event was inspired, information and activities about the Moon and missions to the Moon, information about InOMN events at InOMN partner institutions, figure out how to host your own event, and more!

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