The International Observe the Moon Night Team is made up of scientists, educators, and lunar enthusiasts from government, nonprofit, and business organizations from across the United States and the world.
The InOMN Team is led by the InOMN Coordinating Committee: Director Andrea Jones of the Planetary Science Institute and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Lora Bleacher of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Andy Shaner of the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and Brian Day of Wyle Labs and NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute. Evaluation of International Observe the Moon Night is led by Sanlyn Buxner, Matthew Wenger and Emily Joseph of the Planetary Science Institute. The InOMN Coordinating Committee works with a number of partners to share the excitement and discoveries of NASA’s lunar and planetary science and exploration with people around the world.
|NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission
NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission: NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft is currently in orbit around the Moon, mapping the surface in unprecedented detail, and reshaping our understanding of Earth’s nearest neighbor. The LRO Education and Communication Team shares LRO’s science discoveries and breathtaking data through programs such as InOMN and the Lunar Workshops for Educators. LRO was designed, built, and is operated out of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Follow LRO on Twitter (@LRO_NASA) and Facebook (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter).
|Lunar and Planetary Institute
The Lunar and Planetary Institute is a research institute that provides support services to NASA and the planetary science community, and conducts planetary science research under the leadership of staff scientists, visiting researchers, and postdoctoral fellows. LPI is managed by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), a national, nonprofit consortium of universities chartered in 1969 by the National Academy of Sciences at the request of NASA.
|NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI)
Recognizing that science and exploration go hand in hand, NASA is transitioning its successful NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) to broaden its research base to other science and exploration destinations. SSERVI will continue to address basic and applied scientific questions fundamental to understanding the Moon, and will add investigations related to Near Earth Asteroids, the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos, and the near space environments of these target bodies.
|Planetary Science Institute
The Planetary Science Institute (PSI) is a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to Solar System exploration headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. PSI scientists are involved in numerous NASA and international missions and investigate a wide variety of planetary science topics, including lunar science. PSI is actively involved in science education and outreach through a number of programs, including InOMN.
|Astronomical Society of the Pacific & The NASA Night Sky Network
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) manages the NASA Night Sky Network. The ASP is the largest general astronomy society in the world, with members from over 70 nations. Join the Night Sky Network on Facebook.
|CosmoQuest Our goal is to create a community of people bent on together advancing our understanding of the universe. Map the history of the Moon, one crater at a time or pit your crater finding skills against the computer, and train them by pointing out their mistakes.|
|Science Festival Alliance The mission of the Science Festival Alliance (SFA) is to foster a professional community dedicated to more and better science and technology festivals. The SFA is a collaborative network involving institutions, initiatives, and individuals that have committed to work together to best serve our communities through the festival format.||Google Lunar X Prize Generously funded by Google, the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE is an unprecedented competition to challenge and inspire engineers and entrepreneurs from around the world to develop low-cost methods of robotic space exploration.|
|NASA’s Discovery and New Frontiers Program Office The New Frontiers Program Office at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center represents a pivotal step in the advancement of solar system exploration. The missions in the program tackle specific solar system exploration goals identified as top priorities by consensus of the planetary community.||Astronomy Day Astronomy Day is a world-wide event observed each spring and fall. The next Astronomy Day this year is September 19, 2015; Astronomy Day next spring will be May 14, 2016. Local astronomical societies, planetariums, museums, and observatories will be sponsoring public viewing sessions, presentations, workshops, and other activities to increase public awareness about astronomy and our wonderful universe.|
|DAY OF PHOTONICS is an biennial event held every 2 years that promotes “photonics” towards the general public. Companies, research organizations, and organizations involved in photonics reach out to their communities to raise awareness about what is photonics and why it is important, and promote the role of their organization in the photonics ecosystem and value chain.|