harvest moon

Dr. Brian Ottum

The seasons are changing. The moon is telling us it's time to harvest the crops, and fall officially begins on Wednesday, September 22nd. Also, the annual "Astronomy at the Beach" event is coming up later this week, still virtual due to the pandemic.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with local amateur astronomer Dr. Brian Ottum about what to expect from all of the sky watching events now taking place.

Moon
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It's rare for the so-called "Harvest Moon" to fall on Friday the 13th, but that's what is happening this year.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Saline amateur astronomer Dr. Brian Ottum about the fall full moon and the upcoming "Astronomy At The Beach" opportunity for skywatchers to watch and learn about astronomy.


Jon Bunting

I spoke with Eastern Michigan University professor and director of the Sherzer Observatory Norbert Vance about the Harvest Moon, occurring Friday night, September 16th.