NSN Webinar Series: Preparing for Artemis: Understanding the Moon's most important resource
Images: NASA / Casey Honniball

Join the NASA Night Sky Network on Thursday, May 20 at 6:00pm Pacific Time (9:00pm Eastern) to hear Dr. Casey Honniball bring us an update on the Artemis program and plans for creating a sustainable human presence on the Moon.

We are returning to the Moon. This time to stay. By 2024, through the Artemis program NASA will land the first woman and next man on the Moon, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. A sustainable presence on the lunar surface will require in-depth knowledge of the Moon’s available resources. Perhaps the most important resource the Moon can provide is water. In preparation for Artemis, we are studying the lunar water cycle to understand the source, transport and retention of water across the Moon. Join Dr. Casey Honniball as she discusses how we study water on the Moon from Earth-based observatories and how water may be used in future Artemis missions.

About Dr. Casey Honniball
Dr. Casey Honniball is a lunatic (lunar scientist) research fellow in the NASA Postdoctoral Program at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Her current research focuses on characterizing water on the Moon and testing field portable instruments for use by astronauts during an extravehicular activity on planetary surfaces. She earned her Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Science from the University of Hawaii in 2019. Recently Dr. Honniball and her team announced the direct detection of water molecules on a sunlit portion of the Moon using the air-borne telescope SOFIA. Since then, she has made numerous media and outreach appearances to talk about lunar water.

Registration and Additional information for Members:
Night Sky Network members can join live, ask questions, and get up-to-date information about the resource. Members may register in advance for this webinar (login required) on the Outreach Resource page.

Public Viewing Options:
The event will stream live on YouTube. Linkhttps://youtu.be/BEUok-WqZR8

After the event, this recording will join past webinars featuring NASA Speakers on the NSN YouTube page. Click here to see a list of all previous webinars

Upcoming Webinars (all webinars are at 6pm PT/9pm ET)
Public Links to Upcoming Webinars

May 20: Artemis Update with Casey Honniball
June 22: Sungrazing Project with Karl Battams
July 20: PUNCH Mission Update
Aug 18: Lucy Mission Update with Cathy Olkin
Sept (date TBD): Dart Mission Update

Previous NSN Webinars

Citizen Science and the Night Sky: SciStarter conversation with David Eicher of Astronomy Magazine
NASA Night Sky Network members joined the NASA Night Sky Network and SciStarter on Thursday, April 29 for a conversation with three citizen science project leaders and David Eicher, Editor-in-Chief of Astronomy Magazine.

Celebrate Citizen Science Month (April 2021) by joining Dave Eicher, Editor-in-Chief of Astronomy Magazine, as he moderates a Q&A with the leaders of the Aurorasaurus, Spiral Graph, and Smartphone Astrophotography citizen science projects. Discover all three SciStarter projects before, during, and after the event at https://SciStarter.org/AstronomyMag
Projects & Speakers

with Dr. Liz MacDonald
Spiral Graph
with Patrick Treuthardt, Ph.D.
Smarthphone Astrophotograph
y with Dr. Sten Odenwald

Find links to the recording and further resources on this resource page.
Click here to see a list of all previous webinars

All past webinars are also available on the NSN YouTube page
Last Updated: March 2021
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