Royal Observatory Greenwich Christmas Lecture 2019

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Event type: 
Date and time: 
Friday 13 December 2019 | 6.45pm - 7.45pm
Admission: 
Ticketed
Price: 
£12 Adult | £6 Child
Location: 
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre, Peter Harrison Planetarium
Season: 
Observatory lectures
10% members discount

Come to our 2019 Christmas Lecture to hear about the amazing scientific legacy of the Apollo missions from planetary scientist Professor Ian Crawford on this 50th anniversary year.

Lunar expert Professor Ian Crawford (Birkbeck, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences) will talk about the scientific legacy of the Apollo programme that continues to resonate in research today just as much as it did five decades ago. Moon rock samples were recovered, thousands of photographs captured, and results gathered from various Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Packages. The Apollo missions lay the foundation to help unravel not just the secrets of our closest neighbour, but also provide clues to the origin of the planet we call home as well as the history of impacts experienced by the other planets and moons in our solar system.

Recommended for ages 11+