Walking with the last men on the Moon

Conversation Date: 
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET)
Apollo 17 Cernan on the Moon

Revisit the Apollo 17 landing site with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter with speaker Noah Petro.  

Remember that the 2017 eclipse is a great time to talk about the Moon, and use it to promote your own International Observe the Moon Night on/around October 28th.

LRO will celebrate 100 "Moon days" at the Moon this fall with many products and resources to help you engage your audiences.


Noah PetroDr. Noah Petro is the Deputy Project Scientist for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission.  He first became interested in Geology as a student at Fox Lane High School in Bedford, NY. It was while he was a student at Bates College that he was introduced to the field of planetary geology. Following his PhD work at Brown University, he came to NASA Goddard as a NASA Post-Doc.  His research focuses on the remote sensing of airless bodies in the Solar System, especially the Moon.

Andrea JonesAndrea Jones is the Director of International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Education and Public Outreach Lead. She is also the E/PO Lead for NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) FINESSE and the Remote, In Situ, and Synchrotron Studies for Science and Exploration (RIS4E) teams.  In addition, she is a member of the SSERVI Dynamic Response of Environments at Asteroids, the Moon, and moons of Mars (DREAM2) E/PO team. Jones is the E/PO co-Lead for the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument team of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover. She is the Informal Education Lead for the NASA Earth Science E/PO Forum, and represents both the NASA Earth and Planetary Science E/PO Forums on a Diversity Task Force.  Andrea Jones received her undergraduate degree in Geology from the College of William & Mary, and a Masters degree in Geosciences, with a focus in planetary geology, from the University of Arizona.

For some background information on the LRO mission, and to celebrate the 100 "Moon days," here's a look back at a few summary videos from before the mission launched in 2009, including some featuring our speaker:

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