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The Moon and Merlot: A Tourist’s Guide to the Moon

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 @ 1:30 PM-3:00 PM

Featured Speaker: Rich Heuermann, Administrative Officer, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and campus Outreach Program Coordinator, NASA Missouri Space Grant Consortium, Washington University in St. Louis

Want to really get away from it all? Not just a few hundred miles up to the International Space Station, or a few decades into the future for a trip to an orbiting hotel– take the long distance, long-range view and plan a vacation to the Moon! Your own giant leap will place you in a world of deep craters and lava plains, where the Earth always sparkles, day and night, in a jet-black sky. Robot explorers will give way to human crews in permanent moon bases. At first they will be scientific outposts and experimental factories, but lunar resorts and moonlight cruises will surely follow. Climb some lunar mountains or trek winding canyons, carved by streams of lava rather than flowing water. Gather moon rocks from a crater wall. NASA images from the lunar surface and from orbiting spacecraft are featured in A Tourist’s Guide To the Moon.

To be held at:
OASIS at The Willows at Brooking Park
211 South Woods Mill Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017-3416

FREE to the first 10 registrants, $9 per person thereafter. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited.

To register call 314-533-8586 or e-mail rsvp@academyofsciencestl.org

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Date:
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Time:
1:30 PM-3:00 PM
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