Science Café Series — Legacy of Apollo: Science of the Moon
July 20, 2019 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first humans walking on the Moon through the Apollo 11 mission. The Apollo program was monumental in showing that humans could explore beyond our own planet and learn about other planetary bodies in our Solar System. However, 2019 also marks 47 years since the last humans left the Moon in December 1972 and we have not left low Earth orbit since that time. Join us to learn about achievements of the Apollo program, and how human presence can be expanded to the Moon and beyond, fulfilling the legacy of Apollo.
About our speaker
Dr. Clive Neal is a Professor of Lunar Geology at the University of Notre Dame. He has served on numerous mission and research review panels, including as the Chair of the Lunar Sample Allocation subcommittee, a member of the Senior Review panel for NASA’s Planetary Science Division, and chair of NASA’s Lunar Exploration Analysis Group. Neal is passionate about NASA and returning humans to the Moon and beyond in a sustainable, economically beneficial way.
Legacy of Apollo: Science of the Moon Science Cafés:
- April 25: Celebrating Apollo and Fulfilling the Legacy
- May 23: The Moon Through the Decades: Apollo to Today
- July 18: New Perspectives on the Formation of the Moon