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Easley crater - a newly-named crater on the Moon 2021

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#1 John_Moore

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Posted 03 February 2021 - 10:13 AM

Below, shows a view of Easley crater - the second-named crater of 2021 that was added to the lunar nomenclature.

 

Coming in at 9 km in diameter, and lying Lat 23.69S, Long 87.97E to the north-east of Humboldt crater, the IAU (International Astronomical Union) officially gave its title in honour of Annie Jean Easley  -- an American computer scientist, mathematician, and rocket scientist (1933-2011).

 

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Easley crater On The Moon

Edited by John_Moore, 04 February 2021 - 09:03 AM.

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Posted 06 February 2021 - 03:28 AM

John, thanks for providing this interesting information, and especially the link to the story of Annie Easley, who was a remarkable person.


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Posted 06 February 2021 - 09:10 AM

Seeing that fine lady Annie Easley now has a crater named after her - plus the fact she died fairly recently in 2011 -  it makes me wonder if Patrick Moore's turn is coming up some time soon perhaps. 

Sir Patrick died in November 2012. 

And he adored observing the Moon.

But we all know that.  

It would be nice to have a crater named after one of the greatest amateur astronomers of all time somewhere easy to observe on the near side which faces us - rather than on the far side of Luna.  

However maybe I am suffering from wishful thinking. 

 

Very best regards, 

 

Aubrey. 


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Posted 06 February 2021 - 11:11 AM

Cheers, Tom

The film 'Hidden Figures' (Wikipedia link) dealt with the work done by these incredible people, so well worth a look at as it is quite good.

 

 

Aubrey,

Yes, of course, a named crater after Patrick Moore is well overdue, but if and when it happens, it'll have to be called 'Patrick' crater, as there already is a 'Moore' named crater on the farside.

 

John  


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