Night Vision: Earth’s Moon

Paul Gibbs

The Moon has always fascinated us, from ancient times as the subject of legend, to the Apollo Moon landings of the late 20th century, when it became the subject of mankind’s greatest adventure to date.

Full Moon

Full Moon on July 18, 2008. Photo credit: NASA/Sean Smith.

The surface of Earth’s Moon is roughly 14.6 million square miles long–that’s smaller than the continent of Asia. It is Earth’s closest companion at 240,000 miles, yet only twelve humans have ever set foot on its surface.

How did it form? Why do we always see the same side of it? And could humans live there in a lunar station or colony?

We’ll answer these questions and more, and take a look at the past and potential future of lunar exploration in the Thursday, March 31st edition of Night Vision

Night Vision: Earth’s Moon is presented by Paul Gibbs on Thursday evening, March 31st, in the Hansen Dome Theatre at 6:45pm.

Tickets available online or at the Clark Planetarium ticket desk. Free for members and $2 for everyone else.

Please note that the Saturday evening edition of Night Vision is replaced this week by Gateway to the Stars, a live presentation looking at what’s coming to our night skies in the month of April.

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