Our moon is singular in its capacity to inspire and bemuse us as an astrophysical body and a potent symbol.

MOONFEST is an organization promoting the celebration and study of:

  • The moon as articulated in world culture, history, religion and science
  • The moon as a reference point in the creative process
  • Man's first lunar landing and walk on the moon's surface: July 20, 1969

This web site presents a simple plan for a festival to celebrate the anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and the first lunar landing. We offer suggestions for how your school, theater group, choir, band, dance troupe, orchestra or observatory can participate. We also provide factoids about the moon in art, science, religion, myth and lore to stimulate your curiosity and creativity and inspire you to plan and present a "MOONFESTivity" of your own.

Send your comments, inquiries or MOONFESTivity plan to MOONFEST, 2921 Stanton Ave., Silver Spring, MD  20910-1218, or . Please allow up to ten days for a response. MOONFEST is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your tax-deductible donations will go toward developing and seeding MOONFEST events.

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Sarah Reed, of the Musical Reeds.
Cover illustration from
The American Musician and
Art Journal
, November 13, 1906.
Source: Library of Congress

CONTRIBUTE TO MOONFEST: Send your tax-deductible donation to MOONFEST, 2921 Stanton Ave., Silver Spring, MD  20910-1218