• May 31, 2019

Science Cafe: New Perspectives on the Formation of the Moon

Science Cafe: New Perspectives on the Formation of the Moon
NC Museum of Natural Sciences | Raleigh | | Registrations have closed

Event Overview

NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Science Café Series — Legacy of Apollo: Science of the Moon
New instrumentation and ideas are improving our understanding of the violent origins of the Moon. In this presentation we will explore new ideas motivated by new measurements on Apollo samples that are changing our picture of how the Moon formed and what this event tells us about the early days of the solar system in general.

About our speaker
Edward Young is Professor of Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry at UCLA. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Carnegie Institution in Washington, DC, and served on the faculty of the University of Oxford before coming to UCLA. His interests include the birth environment of our solar system, the formation of the Earth and Moon, and the geochemical evolution of these bodies. His NASA-sponsored research includes studies of the chemistry of exoplanets and the formation of the very first solids in the solar system.

NC Museum of Natural Sciences

About NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Welcome to an extraordinary resource! North Carolina’s most visited museum with one of the State’s most iconic landmarks—the SECU Daily Planet. The NC Museum of Natural Sciences is the largest institution of its kind in the South East and one of the nation’s most amazing museums about the natural world. This Museum asks four basic questions about the natural sciences—what do we know?, how do we know?, what’s happening now?, how can you participate?—with an integrated suite of onsite, offsite, online and outdoor experiences.
 

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When & Where

  • From:Jul 18, 2019,07:00 PM
  • To:Jul 18, 2019,08:00 PM
  • Location: NC Museum of Natural Sciences

    121 West Jones Street, 27603, Raleigh.

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