Science Cafe: New Perspectives on the Formation of the Moon
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.
About NC Museum of Natural Sciences
When & Where
- From:Jul 18, 2019,07:00 PM
- To:Jul 18, 2019,08:00 PM
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
121 West Jones Street, 27603, Raleigh.