Cosmic Challenge: Apollo Landing Sites
Posted 31 May 2019 - 11:51 AM
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- Scott in NC, Augustus and astrolexi like this
Posted 01 June 2019 - 03:23 PM
Definitely need to revisit those landing sites Phil. Sure doesn't seem like 50 years have past.
- PhilH likes this
Posted 04 June 2019 - 07:31 AM
I love/hate when someone does a wonderfully straight-forward article on how to see things in the sky. As a longtime fan of viewing our moon, I love visiting the lunar landing sites. I'm a big fan of the Apollo 15 site, especially just before last quarter in the morning sky. The indentation in the Apennine Mountains lets me know I've found the "Plain at Hadley". https://bkellysky.wo...lain-at-hadley/
My regret is you did such a good job that it doesn't make any sense for me to do my own write-up.
I'm giving talks about the moon landings this summer, including how 'Failure is an Option' about the many ways the moon missions almost failed. I'd like to use your pdf as a hard copy handout. In the meantime, I'll add your article to my binder of observing tricks and tips.
all the best,