Wednesday, 4th May 2016 – Lunacy about the Moon – Edmund Moynihan
“Ex Luna Scientia” (“Knowledge from the Moon”): this motto from Apollo 13 summarises Edmund’s presentation, in which he examined what we know scientifically about the Moon, and some of the crazy ideas about our only natural satellite.
Besides the basic science of the Moon, Edmund talked about
- The work of centuries of “lunatic” mathematicians
- Lunar geology and possible life there!
- Lunar exploration
- Crazy projects and weird ideas about the Moon
- Comparing our Moon with other fascinating moons
- DIY astronomy
With his usual aplomb and wide-ranging knowledge of his subject matter, Edmund once again captivated the audience.