Science Café Series — Legacy of Apollo: Science of the Moon
We find ourselves in the midst of a renaissance in lunar science. Recent robotic missions have provided completely new views of the Moon, and technological and scientific advances continue to result in new revelations from the Apollo lunar sample collection. Join us to hear the latest science and see the latest images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, and to discuss what the Moon can teach us about the evolution of our Solar System.
About our speaker
Dr. Brett Denevi is a planetary scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, the Deputy Principal Investigator of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, and Vice Chair of NASA’s Lunar Exploration Analysis Group. Her research focuses on the origin and evolution of planetary and asteroidal surfaces, particularly the history of volcanism, the effects of impact cratering, and space weathering. Brett is the recipient of the 2015 Maryland Academy of Science outstanding young scientist award, a NASA Early Career Fellowship, six NASA group achievement awards, and asteroid 9026 Denevi was named in her honor.
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