On the evening of October 21st, come visit the UCLA planetarium to take part in fun Moon-related activities. Learn about the most recent discoveries from the Diviner Lunar Radiometer onboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and observe the Moon firsthand by telescope!
|6:30pm||All About the Moon||Learn about the surprising history of our nearest neighbor from UCLA astronomy graduate student Shane Frewen.|
|6:45pm||Recent Lunar Discoveries||Learn about the most recent discoveries made by the Diviner experiment onboard the Lunar Reconaissance Orbiter from Diviner scientist David Paige.|
|7:00pm||Moon: Fact and Fiction||A fun examination of the Moon and its role throughout history in mythology and popular culture by Jacob Adler. Followed by the history of Moon science and an observer’s guide to the Moon by Raquel Nuno.|
|7:15pm||Moon Quiz||Test your moon-related knowledge with quiz questions and earn prizes.|
|7:30-9:00pm||Observe the Moon||Join the UCLA Undergraduate Astronomical Society in observing the Moon firsthand with rooftop telescopes. Update: Participants will be able to examine real lunar samples brought back from the Apollo missions to the Moon!|
The UCLA planetarium is located in the Mathematical Sciences building on the 8th floor (MS 8224). For additional directions and parking instructions, click here. Follow signs from the Court of Sciences.
Talks will be followed by refreshments on the roof. The event will proceed rain or shine.
In the event we have a large turnout and the planetarium fills up, we will offer two sessions of the talks, with the second session beginning around 7:45pm.
Click here for a printable event flyer.