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The NASA Connection is a bi-monthly partnership series of the NASA Solar System Ambassadors Southern Illinois and

The Academy of Science – St. Louis.

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Thursday, April 22, 2021
7 - 8 pm

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Mysteries of the Moon: What We Still Don’t Know and What We’ll Achieve With Artemis           

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Jeff Gillis-Davis, Ph.D., Associate Research Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis and the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences


How did Earth get its Moon? Why does its surface brightness vary? We’ve been to the Moon, why should we go back? For 50 years or more, people have asked these questions. Data and samples from the Apollo missions helped solve many of these mysteries. However, there are still questions that have been left unanswered—and even many more that arose as a result of the Apollo samples and subsequent robotic mission to the Moon. Astronomer and physicist, Jeffrey Gillis-Davis, presents some of these novel questions and describes how he and faculty at Washington University perform research to answer them.

Thursday, June 17, 2021
7 - 8 pm