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October 25th, 2017
7:00-8:30 PM

Kirkwood Station Brewing Co., Kirkwood, MO

The New Moon: Recent and Future Exploration of Earth's Nearest Neighbor

Scott Rudolph Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Moderated by: Cynthia Wichelman, M.D.

The past decade has seen a resurgence of interest in Earth's Moon as an object of exploration, with no less than eight international missions. Nations sending missions to the Moon include Japan, India, China, and the U.S., plus several have plans for future exploration. Currently the U.S. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, is mapping the Moon with new, high-resolution instruments to gather all of the information needed to enable a return to the Moon with humans to any location. These missions have provided new knowledge that changes our understanding of the Moon, giving us a picture of a more dynamic planetary body with a rich history, and one that offers a new understanding of the local space environment and the history of the Solar System. When will we return to the Moon with humans, and what is the role of the Moon in the grand scheme of future Solar System exploration?

Science On Tap highlighted on St. Louis Public Radio and Voice of America!

Science On Tap is a place where, for the price of a beverage, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place outside a traditional academic context, at the Kirkwood Station Restaurant & Brewing Co.

Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month during the academic year, usually from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. The standard format is as follows: about 45 minutes of presentation, followed by discussion until 8:30 PM.

Kirkwood Station Restaurant & Brewing Co.
105 E. Jefferson Ave.
Kirkwood, MO 63122

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