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Meet the Moon

The Earth's celestial companion is a familiar sight in the night sky. But go there, and you'd find a very unfamiliar world: a world of extreme hot and cold, light and dark, a world where footprints last millennia, and where the light plays tricks on your senses. Even the journey to the Moon packs a surprise or two. In this brand new talk, Dr Ben Craven uses demonstrations to help you get to know the Moon and the journey there a little better. Find out why the Moon changes shape, how black can be white, why finding your way on the Moon is surprisingly difficult, and how the best way to speed up a spacecraft is sometimes to slow it down.

Ben Craven is a lifelong Apollo enthusiast who has been interested in science for as long as he can remember. After studying science at university he entered the world of research, investigating our sense of sight. He left the academic world and became part of the development team for the interactive exhibition at Glasgow Science Centre. Since then he has worked as a freelance science communicator, as well as teaching at Glasgow School of Art and the Open University. He enjoys making things that help us understand the world around us.

 

Tickets are available via the link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/meet-the-moon-tickets-62840830616

Organised By
IOP Scotland
Date/Time
19 Jun 2019 19:00 to 20:30
Location
Bellfield
Portobello
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
EH15 2BP
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