The Science of Apollo

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July 20th marked the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s landing on the moon. While this historic event was both a national and technological achievement, it was also a scientific breakthrough. It sparked a major understanding of the moon, and in turn the rest of the solar system. This presentation will review some of the scientific findings of the Apollo missions, and others since, as well as future possible missions to the moon.

Dr. Willie Yee is a Solar System Ambassador, sponsored by NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. He is past president of the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association, and has received numerous awards for astronomical observing and education.