Current Lunar research

Date: Saturday November 10th 2018 8:00pm

Soup etc. (included in price) from 7:30pm

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Location: National Trust Tea Room, Carding Mill Valley SY6 6JG

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The Nature of the Moon

We know more about the moon’s surface than we know about our oceans’ floor.  Although the far side of the moon isn't visible from earth, spacecraft have orbited the moon and studied it in depth with equipment designed to study the thin atmosphere, and to penetrate below the surface. Is there sufficient water and other chemicals to sustain a colony of people? 

Perhaps the moon will be a staging post for space travel to other planets and beyond.


Observing Opportunities

Another opportunity to see deep sky objects as there is no moon this evening

Artistic representation of a future Moon colony.
Credit: NASA/SAIC/Pat Rawlings

2 thoughts on “Current Lunar research”

  1. I live locally, (Ratlinghope), and have a telescope, but I don’t really know how to use it!
    I’d like to come to some of the local events, but can’t make 10th Nov; it’s my Dad’s 80th Birthday!
    When are your next meetings around the Long Mynd/Stiperstones area?

    1. Hi Louise

      On 9th February 2019, Pete Williamson will be leading the first evening of next year’s programme. We are concentrating on Observing in 2019, with what to see and how to see it. Bring your telescope along if you can and we can help.

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