The New Moon

Recent Advances in Lunar Science

April 24, 2019 | 8:00pm
Presented Online | Museum in Washington, DC
Free, Tickets Required
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Dive into our ever-growing knowledge of the Moon, its history, and its changes

Watch the webcast on Air and Space Live or attend in person: 

7:30 pm           Meet the lecturer
8:00 pm           Lecture begins
9:00 pm           Stargazing in the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory, weather permitting

Although lunar exploration went on an extended post-Apollo hiatus, in the last decade, numerous spacecraft have sent back revolutionary new views of both the Moon’s ancient history and how its surface continues to change today. In this Exploring Space lecture, planetary scientist Brett Denevi will provide an update on lunar science.

Brett Denevi is a planetary scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Her research interests include the origin, composition, and evolution of planetary surfaces. She is the deputy principal investigator of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), and was the deputy instrument scientist for MESSENGER's Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS).

This lecture is free but tickets are required. Reserve your tickets now.

To request an ASL interpreter, please email We recommend that you submit your request for this event by April 10, 2019.

About the Exploring Space Lecture Series

The Old Moon and the New
Lunar samples and data from Apollo transformed our understanding not only of the Moon but of solar system science as a whole. To view the lunar surface is to look back through time, at terrains that record the story of the early development of the Moon and planets. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, this series will explore what the Moon has taught us, what it continues to teach us, and what new windows it may yet open in science, technology, and exploration. Four distinguished speakers will look at lunar exploration with an eye toward yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

The Exploring Space Lecture Series is made possible by the generous support of Aerojet Rocketdyne and United Launch Alliance.

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