Family Fun Christmas Lecture - Is the Moon made of Cheese?

Date: 
10 Dec 2019 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
Family friendly

The event provides an exciting opportunity for children to learn more about physics.

The Moon isn’t made of cheese, but how can we be sure? This talk will explain how we now know what the lunar surface is made of and how this changed our ideas of the formation and evolution of both the Earth and the Moon.

Professor Neil Bowles is a Planetary Scientist at the University of Oxford. His work involves taking laboratory measurements of rocks,soil and comparing to data taken from spacecraft which he has helped to design and build. Neil is a Co-Investigator as part of NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission and his lunar research interests include understanding the Moon’s surface composition from lunar satellite observations and mapping and understanding its temperature properties for future robotic and human exploration. He also works on numerous other projects surveying our Solar System including Insight (a seismometer on Mars) and OSIRIS-Rex (a sample return mission to a near Earth Asteroid).

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Please book before 6th December. Places are limited, first come first served. This event is free. Confirmation will be emailed at 6pm on 6th December.

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