A free Moon Observation Night will be held at the UCF main campus for children and their families Nov. 1.

The goal of the event is to share the wonder of astronomy with children and inspire future generations of physicists, according to a news release.

From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., observers can view the moon through several telescopes set up at Knights Plaza near the CFE Arena. Students and professors with the UCF Planetary Sciences Group will be on-site to assist viewers decipher the lunar features they can see through the lens.

There will be several installations geared toward children, including star charts, meteorites, demonstrations and activities like "Find the Apollo Lunar Landing Sites on the Moon."

A similar event last year drew more than 100 people.

The event is free, but parking fees apply. To get live updates, especially if the weather is questionable, look for the UCF Robinson Observatory on Facebook at

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