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Bradenton, FL 34205

A New Moon Rises Opening Reception

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Date(s) - 10/18/2018
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

South Florida Museum


Later this month, the South Florida Museum will open the new special exhibition A New Moon Rises.

A New Moon Rises highlights the dramatic landscapes captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) between 2009 and 2015. The images provide unique views of the dynamic lunar surface — with its impact craters, recent volcanic activity and a crust fractured by the shrinking of a still-cooling interior. These images are helping to answer questions about the moon’s formation and evolution and are also revealing stunning landforms both alien and familiar.

The Museum is offering a special preview of the show during an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 18. The evening will include a special showing of the South Florida Museum-developed Planetarium show, Lunar Landscapes, at 6:15 p.m.

Cost: Free for Museum Members; $5 for non-members.

Reservations: Make reservations online now or email Laurie Voight at or call 941.216.3463 to get tickets.

A New Moon Rises is a new Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition, which features 51 large-scale and highly detailed photographs and video of the moon and it launching its 10-city national tour at the South Florida Museum on Oct. 20. It will be on view until Jan. 13, 2019. Visiting the exhibit is included in the cost of admission.