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Groups combine efforts to hold Moon Watch Party held at library

It was appropriate that on Friday, June 14 – Flag Day – the Multi Educational Cultural Association of Texas and The Central Texas Makers Club would come together at the Cove Library for a Family Moon Watch Party in honor of next month’s 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon and planting the first United States flag.

MECATX Director Daniel Kott set up software inside the library, “Starry Night,” that lets patrons pick a date in the past or the future and will show you the sky at that time including star and planet alignments. Kott said the program is easy to use and anyone can buy it. Across the room, the Makers Club filled tables with books about the moon, the moon landing, astronauts and planets. Several telescopes were spread out in the back parking lot of the library so children and their parents could view the moon. Because of how late it takes to get dark outside and because the event was geared toward young children, it was decided to hold the moon watching earlier in the evening. Though it was still somewhat light out for most of the event, the moon was easy to spot in the distance, even without a telescope.



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