Observe the ‘Pink Moon’ from Mexico City’s Natural History Museum

April 12, 2017
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The Ministry of the Environment (SEDEMA) of Mexico City invites the public to observe the “Pink Moon” at the Museum of Natural History on Wednesday, April 12 from 7:00 p.m. to midnight in the second section of the Chapultepec Forest.

In collaboration with the Astronomical Society of the Faculty of Engineering of the UNAM (SAFIR), visitors will have disposable telescopes directed at the “Pink Moon”.

The ‘Pink Moon’ was given its name by the Native Americans in honor of the Phlox Savages, which were the first flowers that brought the spring equinox and is the first full moon following the arrival of Spring.

Tonight, visitors to the Museum of Natural History will be able to bring their own telescopes and receive advice from members of SAFIR to operate them and find the best location for observation.

To clarify any astronomical doubts, there will be Professor Miguel Ángel Salgado Meyer, specialist in the subject, who will also give a talk about the lunar topography.

Another activity will be the screening, at 9:00 pm, of Interstellar (2014), science fiction film by director Christopher Nolan.

The Museum of Natural History opens its doors from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday. The general entrance cost is $26.00 pesos; Teachers and students with current credential $11.00 pesos; The entrance is free for seniors, people with disabilities and children under 3 years old, access with a camera is $15.00 pesos and with video camera $33.00 pesos.

The guided tours have a cost of $8.00 pesos, the service of wheelchair is free. For more information contact the telephone 55 15 63 04 ext. 112 and 113 or consult the website http://data.sedema.cdmx.gob.mx/museodehistorianatural/





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