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Observing the Moon


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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
  • NASA

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Observing the Moon

Use this Moon Map Guide to help learners identify features on the Moon, while looking through a telescope. Learners will gain understanding of the Moon's light and dark areas and how lunar craters were formed. They will also find out where the astronauts landed and what fills the "seas." The PDF contains step-by-step instructions and a printable map.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 6 - adult

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Skywatcher’s Guide to the Moon (in PDF)
  • Telescope

Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Astronomy
      • Light and Optics
      • Probes, Satellites and Spacecraft
    • Solar System
      • The Moon
  • The Nature of Technology
    • Technology and Society
      • Technology and History

Informal Categories


  • Outdoor Activity

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read

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  • All Rights Reserved, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, ©2008

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