Free Planetarium Show About the Moon, April 17

Posted on 4/11/2013 5:41:50 PM

Ken Coles, Geoscience Department, will present the newest installment in his Planetarium Series on April 17, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the Weyandt Hall Planetarium.

The topic will be “The Late Heavy Bombardment,” talking about the large impact craters on the Moon and other planets. These large impact craters were thought to date from the beginning of the solar system, but a study of Apollo moon rocks revealed a surprise. Find out what it was, and the strange implications for the motions of the planets.

Following the show, weather permitting, there will be a telescope set up outside to look at the current stars and planets in the sky. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

Planetarium seating is first-come, first-seated; it is not feasible for us to take advanced reservations. If you want to bring a large group (i.e., 10 or more people), please contact us so we can discuss how to accommodate you, as seating is limited.

Department of Geoscience