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ON 12 June, 2015, Ted Stroman of the Vancouver Centre, RASC, gave us a presentation on Lunar Geography. He promised us some links to interesting videos on the moon and its formation. Here they are:
The Lunar Epochs: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120320.html
The collision between Theia & Proto-Earth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRCf9zswKjM
Post-impact cool down of the Moon: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120320.html
The Nice Model: May explain the Late Heavy Bombardment!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LzQfR-T5_AI
Recommended further reading:
Our past president, Mike Bradley, got this picture of Theophilus crater during the waxing Crescent Moon (30%) from Roberts Creek, 23rd May, 2015 (Megrez 120mm, DSLR, stack of 100 images, Registax 6.0). Theophilus crater was named after the Greek astronomer who was the Bishop of Alexandria from 385 AD. This is a large crater at the edge of Mare Nectaris, 100km diameter. The terminator line was close by at the time, running along the Rupes Altai creating interesting vistas. The crater is located about 400 km south of the Apollo 11 landing site. Mike wanted to share this as our upcoming speaker on 12 June is Ted Stroman, who will be talking about Lunar Geography.
Our speaker for 12 June 2015 will be Ted Stroman, a member of the Vancouver Centre of the RASC. His topic is lunar geography and features. He will talk about the history of the formation of the moon that led to its appearance now. You can check out his web site at: http://www3.telus.net/1st-moonlanding/index.html