Lunar overload

Lunar overload

I’ve spent my morning sitting in talks at the EPSC meeting (location in attached image) on new lunar results from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission. At this stage, my brain is full (does that make my loony?) so I think it’s time to blog it all out. (sadly, not enough bandwidth for pictures). First though, I have a confession to make. Yesterday I played hooky. During the opening session a friendly woman on the organizing committee admonished us all to go out and see Rome. Being one to (often but not always) do as I’m told, I set out with another colleague to explore. With a certain amount of brownian motion, we wended our way from the conference site (near the Foro Romano) all the way to the Vatican. While we did go into St Peter’s...

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Planets in Rome

Planets in Rome

Somewhere in the past year I found myself associated with the Moon. More specifically, through my work with Moon Zoo (and the forthcoming Mercury Zoo), I’ve become part of the planetary sciences education and public outreach community. This has opened a lot of unexpected doors for me, and one of those open doors happened to open up on Rome. Currently I’m sitting in a lecture hall in the Angelicum Center at the Pontificia Universita San Tommaso d’Aquino (or in English, the University of St Thomas Aquinas) where I am attending the Fifth European Planetary Science Congress hosted by Europlanet. On Thursday I’ll be giving a brief talk on Moon Zoo early education research results, and in general, I’m on a continued mission to keep up to...

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