New instrumentation and ideas are improving our understanding of the violent origins of the Moon. In this presentation, Dr. Edward Young will explore new ideas motivated by new measurements on Apollo samples that are changing our picture of how the Moon formed and what this event tells us about the early days of the solar system in general.
The Astronomy & Astrophysics Research Lab will be open 3-5 p.m. so visitors can see Apollo landing sites with new software called OpenSpace. Come for an interactive tour of lunar terrain where samples were collected by Apollo astronauts. Then come to the café at 7 p.m. to hear about new scientific discoveries gleaned from these lunar rocks!