Over the Moon

Celebrate International Observe the Moon Night in Santa Barbara this Weekend

This Saturday, October 8, is International Observe the Moon Night. View our planet’s favorite lunar body with the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit (SBAU) — a club that provides telescopes and expert knowledge of the night sky — at these moon-themed celebrations in the S.B. area:

• Moon lovers who can’t wait for nightfall should orbit to Astronomy on Linden Lawn, when SBAU’s telescopes will be set up from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. at the Linden Lawn area of Carpinteria State Beach (Linden Ave., Carpinteria) in conjunction with the Avocado Festival. Safety-filtered solar viewing will be installed during daylight hours and then removed at night for regular telescope viewing. Free. Call 964-8201.

• The Goleta Public Library (500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta) will mark International Observe the Moon Night with a moon-themed slideshow at 6:30 p.m., followed by an after-sunset viewing of the moon and other space objects through SBAU’s special telescopes. Free. Call 964-7878.

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