Look to the sky at Tamborine on International Observe the Moon Night

TAKE A LOOK: This will be the seventh year the Tamborine Village Lions have teamed up with the Southern Astronomical Society for the event.
TAKE A LOOK: This will be the seventh year the Tamborine Village Lions have teamed up with the Southern Astronomical Society for the event.

ASTRONOMY lovers from across the south-east will gather to see Earth's closest celestial body in a new light during an International Observe the Moon Night event at Tamborine next month.

The event will be hosted by the Tamborine Village Lions Club and the Southern Astronomical Society south-east Queensland on Saturday, October 5 from 6pm at Woodstock, 231 Plunkett Road.

The SAS event will be one of more than 200 held worldwide, encouraging people to take notice and learn more about our closest neighbour.

While the Tamborine event is in its seventh year, 2019 marks 10 years of Observe the Moon Night across the world.

The first event was held in the United States in 2009 after public interest and enthusiasm for lunar exploration grew when NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite entered orbit around the moon.

Southern Astronomical Society treasurer Bryan Pott said community members could take a look into the sky with the society's variety of large telescopes.

Viewers will get a look at the moon in its first quarter phase, when half is illuminated and half is in shadow. They can take a closer look at its craters or some of the other visible astrological bodies.

LUNAR LOVERS: Residents can take a look at the moon in a new light at Tamborine on October 5.

LUNAR LOVERS: Residents can take a look at the moon in a new light at Tamborine on October 5.

NASA also encouraged people to use the occasion to learn more about the moon and moon exploration projects.

Mr Pott said a gold coin donation on entry was appreciated and the Lions would hold a sausage sizzle.

For more information, contact Bryan Pott on 0431 096 511.