Students huddled and crouched, knees in the grass, snuggling on blankets—a sense of wonder and excitement filled the air as the September 27th Supermoon-Bloodmoon Eclipse shined its crimson dynamic face across the Morningside College campus. College students and society alike take a surprising interest in celestial events such as this, due to ineffable feelings of discovery and wonder that looms in the darkest recess of space.
During World Space Week, events to raise awareness for space exploration and discovery, such as moon watching parties like the one that took place on Morningside’s Campus, are encouraged. Anyone can be involved in this celebratory week! Other suggested events to celebrate World Space Week across various organizations, businesses, campuses, churches and schools include activities like “Build Your Own Spacecraft” model creation, space themed gaming night, science fiction costume party, space scavenger hunts, etc. The possibility for creative and fun events to celebrate and raise awareness for space related “Discovery” are endless.
To put it more eloquently, World Space Week is an “international celebration of science and technology, and [a] contribution to the betterment of the human condition” (WorldSpaceWeek.org). Even educating oneself on the science of space is a celebration of World Space Week. To learn more about the Supermoon-Bloodmoon Eclipse of September 27th, general space knowledge and World Space Week, the following sites are excellent resources for such information. Information like this, and much more can also be accessed via the Morningside College Library Website:
World Space Week website
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