ONLINE - Measuring Light from the Moon

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Event Time: 
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Event Description: 

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is measuring the light from Earth’s nearest neighbor, the Moon. NIST, along with NASA and the U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS), are collaborating to make high-accuracy measurements of the lunar spectral irradiance.  NIST has both ground-based and airborne experiments to measure how much light of different wavelengths reflect from the Moon. NIST Physicist John Woodward will talk about the Lunar Spectral Irradiance Projects at NIST, the science involved and the practical benefits.

This talk will go live on the museum's Facebook page -

Event Type: 
Lecture / Talk
Open to the General Public?: 
Apollo 50th Anniversaries,  Earth's Moon
Apollo Program
Event Location: 
9 South Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg9, Montgomery County 20877
United States
Additional Comments: 
This program is offered virtually