Lunar: We Look to the Moon

20 Jul 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Proscholium (Bodleian Old Library) and Blackwell Hall (Weston Library)
Family friendly


Oxford Physics have joined a multidisciplinary team of academics drawn from the Department of Earth Sciences, the Oxford Internet Institute’s Cabinet team, and the Rothermere American Institute, to create a new display in the Proscholium (Bodleian Old Library). The exhibit, titled ‘We Look to the Moon’ draws on objects and publications from the Bodleian collections, to explore humanity’s study of, and fascination with, all things lunar.

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first crewed mission to land on the Moon (20 July 1969). To celebrate the anniversary, and the opening of the new exhibit, we will be taking part in a Lunar Activity Day in Blackwell Hall (Weston Library) on Saturday 20th July, from 10am – 4pm. Join us at the event, which is a free, family-friendly drop in


Activities will include stalls, displays, arts and crafts, lectures and talks, live performances, and an opportunity to handle real meteorites!

Physics talk

There are a variety of talks taking place over the day, including Dr Neil Bowles, Department of Physics, speaking at 11.30am on WHAT TEMPERATURE IS THE SURFACE OF THE MOON AND WHY SHOULD I CARE?

The exhibit

For more information about the exhibit, please click here:

13 July 2019 to 15 September 2019 (display) - Proscholium, Old Bodleian Library

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