Course Description

ONLINE: The major focus of this course is on what we learned about the moon from the Apollo program and its immediate aftermath, but it will also include discussion of what we believed about the moon before Apollo, and the results of some of the post-Apollo lunar exploration. The emphasis will be on insights into the nature of the moon, its origin and its evolution that were derived from the Apollo program and consequent studies of returned lunar samples. A total of six manned missions provided a small sampling of a very large body, but have allowed us to construct a fairly comprehensive picture of our nearest neighbor and of how the moon has evolved over a 4.5 billion-year history. Much of the Apollo-related activities centered around the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, and the course will include a few personal recollections from this unique place and time. | Lecture + Q&A.

Max enrollment: 200.

Class sessions are recorded.

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Section Title
Looking Back at the Moon
Online - Zoom
9:00AM to 10:15AM
Sep 12, 2022 to Nov 28, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Class sessions are recorded.

Please note: This is a lecture course on Zoom with opportunities for questions and with an accompanying website (olli-looking-back-at-the-moon.weebly.com) that provides an outline for each lecture and access to the illustrations utilized in the lectures. The book "Lunar Science: A Post-Apollo View" will be referenced in the course, but there will not be assigned readings.

Recommended reading:
Stuart Ross Taylor, "Lunar Science: A Post-Apollo View" (9780080182735)

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