July 15, 2019

Dr. Theresa Moreau — To the Moon and Beyond

As the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing approaches, we talk with Dr. Theresa Moreau, assistant professor of physics, about PC’s affiliation with the NASA Rhode Island Space Grant Consortium. She discussed how the grant has funded undergraduate research at the College, as well as the value of hands-on fabrication experience for a budding engineer.

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Learn more about the NASA RI Space Grant at WaterFire on Saturday, July 20, on the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, sponsored by NASA RI Space Grant Program, as well as Brown University, Providence College, the NASA RI EPSCoR Program, and Textron Charitable Trust. Visit exhibitions and science demonstrations by students and faculty from PC and other institutions at Market Square, 4 North Main St., from 5 to 10 p.m.

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Also, mark your calendars for these discussions of the impact of the lunar landing, sponsored by the NASA RI Space Grant.

Space Chat Series: Legacy of Apollo
Waterfire Arts Center
475 Valley Street
Providence, RI 02908

The New Jupiter as Revealed by Juno
Tuesday, July 16, 7:30 p.m.
Scott Bolton (Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO):

A panel discussion: Extraterrestrial Life: From Dreams to Nightmares – Art, Vision and Science
Wednesday, July 17, 7:30 p.m.
Niels-Viggo S. Hobbs (URI), Steven D’Hondt (URI/GSO), Seth S. Horowitz (Brown), and Erminio Pinque (BIG NAZO LAB)

Water on the Moon – How did it get there, what does it mean, and can we use it?
Thursday, July 18, 7:30 p.m.
Ralph Milliken (Brown, geology)

The discovery of water in lunar samples returned by the Apollo program, along with satellite measurements, has revolutionized our understanding of the geologic evolution of the Moon. Where is the water? How much is present? How do scientists know it is there? Can humans use it? This talk will discuss these topics and what lunar water means for continued exploration of the Moon.

Apollo and Space Telescopes
Sunday, July 21, 7:30 p.m.
Ian Dell’antonio (Brown, Physics)

In the years since Apollo, a wide array of space telescopes observing the Universe in all forms of light have transformed our understanding of the Universe.
Dell’antonio will review some of the most amazing results we have obtained with these telescopes, and discuss how the Apollo program directly led to the development of our “eyes above the sky.”

Legacy of Apollo: Exploring the Dark Side of the Moon with the NASA GRAIL Spacecraft
Monday, July 22, 7:30 p.m.
Alex Evans (Brown, geology)