Club Meeting Our speaker is Dr. Carol Kiely: The Microscopic World of Lunar Dust
Unlike the Earth, the Moon does not possess an atmosphere or a large magnetic field to protect it from incoming meteors and the charged particles of the solar wind. Repeated bombardment, together with the ionic exposure, has led to the bedrock being broken up into finer and finer fragments, the result being that the whole surface of the Moon is covered in a fine powder. By exploiting both new and well-established techniques in light, electron and X-ray microscopy, that include stereo-imaging and rotational movies, Carol Kiely, an adjunct professor in Materials Science and Engineering at Lehigh University, will present a unique perspective on the morphology of lunar soil particles. Her hope is to dispel the myth that lunar soil is just a fine gray powder.
The public is invited.
- 9:30 PM
Reading Public Museum and Planetarium,
Museum Road & Parkside Dr South,
Reading Public Museum and Planetarium Auditorium at Reading Public Museum.
For Thursday night meetings, please use rear entrance on Parkside Drive South. The guard will unlock the door - when you hear it click you can open it.