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Public Programs

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Michael and Kimthanh Lê Planetarium | “Capcom, Go!”

September 22 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 Full-dome planetarium movie focused on NASA's Apollo program. Seating is first come first serve. $3 at the door.
Image Courtesy of Michael and Kimthanh Lê Planetarium
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Michael and Kimthanh Lê Planetarium | “Capcom, Go!”

September 29 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 Full-dome planetarium movie focused on NASA's Apollo program. Seating is first come first serve. $3 at the door.
Image Courtesy of Michael and Kimthanh Lê Planetarium
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Michael and Kimthanh Lê Planetarium | “Viewing the Cosmos from Your Backyard: What You Can See Tonight”

October 6 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Local author and space pundit David Dickinson will give a public talk about the moon, future space exploration, and what it takes to be an amateur astronomer. Seating is first come first serve. $3 at the door.
Image Courtesy of Michael and Kimthanh Lê Planetarium

Free Monthly Lecture Series: Hans-Peter Plag & Peter Eudenbach

October 7 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

WHERE WOULD WE BE WITHOUT OUR MOON Free Monthly Lecture Series -virtual- Hans-Peter Plag & Peter Eudenbach What would Earth be like if there was no moon? What would be different in Earth's physics, chemistry and biology without our Moon? Most importantly, would our lives be different on Earth without the Moon? What is it we would not have in History, Science, Art, Culture if the Moon would not exist and revolve around Earth? Join us for an illustrated lecture that ponders these what-ifs and more with Hans-Peter Plag Professor, Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Director, Mitigation and Adaptation Research Institute (MARI) & Peter Eudenbach, Artist & Art Department Chair, ODU. Brought to you in partnership with the ODU Office of Community Engagement, the Office of Distance Learning, and Remote Experience for Young Engineers and Scientists (REYES).
Image courtesy of Peter Eudenbach

Department of World Languages and Cultures | “A Bilingual Reading of Saint-Exupery’s of The Little Prince”

October 8 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saint-Exupery's Le Petit Prince will be read in French ​​by ODU French students, professors, Alliance Française members and other francophone members of the Hampton Roads community and their families. The English translation and the book's original illustrations will be simultaneously projected in the background.

Life and Limb: Works by Matt Sesow

October 15 - October 17

Matt Sesow produces an uncommon and somewhat obsessive number of paintings from Washington, DC. After the propeller of an incoming aircraft severed his left arm at age eight, Matt survived amputation and discovered painting as an emotional response to a traumatic past. Today his works are collected worldwide. The exhibition features paintings spanning Matt's entire career, which began in 1994. Works inspired by his friendship with Baron and Ellin Gordon, world travels and residencies, and visits to Norfolk are included. This is first in a series of solo exhibitions featuring artists represented in the permanent collection of the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries. Follow @oduarts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for forthcoming public programming!
Image courtesy of Matt Sesow

NASA | Hands-On Activity Booth

October 15 - October 17

These hands-on STEM activities are great for the whole family! Learn about the planets and see if you have what it takes for a future in space. Activities will include a virtual reality experience exploring the surface of the moon, and so much more! Come learn with us inside the Barry Art Museum all 3 days of the festival from 5pm-8pm
Image Courtesy of NASA

Back Bay Amateur Astronomers & Skywatchers | “International Observe the Moon Night”

October 15 - October 17

Come observe the sky with local astronomers! BBAA members will set up telescopes to show the sun until it sets at 18:26. View the moon all night. Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn will each be visible for at least part of the event. We will have multiple telescopes available for the public to view through. Find us in front of the TED Center. On the corner of Hampton blvd and 43rd St, Norfolk, VA 23508
Image Courtesy of BBAA

VMFA on the Road: An Artmobile for the 21st Century

October 15 - October 17

 VMFA on the Road will feature the exhibition A View from Home: Landscapes of Virginia. The paintings, photographs, woodblock prints, and engravings from the museum’s permanent collection represent various styles and periods. Featured artists include Adele Clark, Hullihen Williams Moore, George H. Benjamin Johnson, Miwako Nishizawa, and others. A View from Home takes the place of VMFA on the Road’s first exhibition, How Far Can Creativity Take You: VMFA Fellowship Artists, which included works by Sally Mann, Cy Twombly, Dennis Winston, and others.  2pm- 8pm Friday through Sunday  Brought to you by Arts@ODU and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Image Courtesy of VMFA
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The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio | Lunar Live Glass Blowing

October 15 - October 17

 Lunar inspired live glass blowing demonstrations hosted by the Chrysler Museum of Art’s Mobile Glass Studio. Catch a demonstration each night from 6pm-9pm
Image Courtesy of CMGS
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Community Market On Monarch

October 15 - October 17

Market on Monarch will feature a variety of local vendors, artisans, musicians and food! Each day of the Museum of the Moon Festival from 4-8pm. Brought to you by Equinox Coffee.
Image Courtesy of the Community Market on Monarch
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Museum of the Moon

October 15 | 5:00 pm - October 17 | 8:00 pm

The Barry Art Museum presents: Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram. 43rd street between the Barry Art Museum and the TED Center will host a pop-up installation of Earth’s moon, as well as a 3-night festival celebrating and interpreting all things lunar…  Night ONE kicks off on Friday. Join us from 5-8pm for food, beverages, & family friendly programming. Opening night will feature live music by Logan Vath and booths by Hamptons Road’s Environmental Corridor including Environmental Activist Groups: Elizabeth River Project, ODU Institute for Coastal Adaptation and Resilience, Virginia Space Grant Consortium, and Wetlands Watch. Night TWO keeps the party rolling with Beach Floyd, a Pink Floyd cover band that will transport you to the dark side of the moon. Join us from 5-8pm for food, beverages, & family friendly programming. Saturday only, catch a live performance by Core theater group at 7pm under the moon, a pop up by the Lil Truck of Tools, and star-gazing with the Back Bay Astronomers.  Night THREE rounds out our stellar weekend with a moment of introspection and reflection. Tonight features music by the Virginia Opera and dance performances by the ODU Dance Program. Join us from 5-8pm for food, beverages, & family friendly programming.  All three nights will feature live performances, art demonstrations, a vendor fair by Monarch Market, hands-on activities, & pop-ups featuring NASA, the VMFA Art Mobile, ODU Gordon Gallery, Chrysler Museum Glass Studio Mobile Shop, and MORE! Moon is illuminated from dusk to dawn. Parking access on 41st street.  FREE & Open to the Public
Image courtesy of Luke Jerram
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Logan Vath LIVE at the Market on Monarch

October 15 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Logan Vath is an award-winning singer/songwriter in Norfolk, Virginia. A Midwest native, he has established himself as a biographical lyricist who finds balance in intricate phrasing and a simple, genuine connection to his audience. His songs have found themselves on Spotify’s “Roots on the Rise” and “Fresh Folk” playlists, as well as Apple Music’s “Breaking Singer/Songwriter.”
Image Courtesy of Logan Vath


October 15 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sea Level Rise Mapping/Catch the King Tide Information table with Wetlands Watch. They will be sharing their developments of their smartphone app which allows residents of Hampton Roads to map flooding. The app uses the year's highest tide, the so-called "King Tide'' to organize mappers throughout coastal Virginia. Wetlands Watch is actively looking for volunteers to participate in this program by adding flooding data throughout the year.
Image Courtesy of Wetlands Watch

ENVIRONMENTAL CORRIDOR | Elizabeth River Project

October 15 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Information table to help educate the community about the Elizabeth River and our ongoing projects. The goals of the Elizabeth River Project are to restore the river to the highest practical level of environmental quality through government, business and community partnerships.
Image Courtesy of Elizabeth River Project

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