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Cosmic Challenge: Apollo Landing Sites

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#1 PhilH

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 11:51 AM

Between July 1969 and December 1972, six teams of United States astronauts ventured across the gap between Earth and Moon to land and walk on that distant world. Have you ever visited their landing sites? If not, let's do so now.

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 03:23 PM

Definitely need to revisit those landing sites Phil. Sure doesn't seem like 50 years have past.


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Posted 04 June 2019 - 07:31 AM

Hi, Phil,

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,

bob kelly

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 10:29 PM

That is truly awesome. Thanks for sharing.


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Posted 20 July 2019 - 03:45 AM

Thanks everyone for your kind words.  With the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moonwalk *today*, I hope you've had a chance to visit all of the landing sites by way of a telescope or binoculars!




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