[meteorite-list] "moon-rock-related" Moon Tree Celebration at LPL! Mark your calendars!
From: Dolores Hill <dhill_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 00:38:58 -0700
Greetings Meteorite and Space Program aficionados (we know you go
I send an invitation to a very special Moon Tree Celebration on Friday,
October 30 from 4:30-5:30 pm at the University of Arizona's Lunar and
Planetary Laboratory (LPL) in Tucson, AZ. It is free and open to the
public! We know space program enthusiasts will be especially excited to
come celebrate! (At 4 pm there will be a variety of exhibits and posters).
As far as I know, this is the first time The University of Arizona's
Moon Tree (eastern sycamore) has been officially honored since its
planting. The keynote speaker is Jack Roosa, son of astronaut Stuart
Roosa who took 400-500 seeds to the moon and back on Apollo 14 in 1971.
The whereabouts of only 64 surviving trees are known around the world.
Everyone is invited to this free event that is sure to have something
for everyone as we celebrate interconnections to this special Tree via
the Apollo program, founding of the Lunar & Planetary Lab, poetry, tree
science, and A.E. Douglass' contributions to both astronomy and
dendrochronology. Afterwards we will screen the Desert Moon movie
narrated by astronaut Mark Kelly and have a Star Party with Tucson
Amateur Astronomy Association on the UA Mall.
The event is jointly sponsored by the UA Poetry Center, UA Campus
Arboretum and UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. For more information
contact me and/or visit the Campus Arboretum website:
Hope to see you there!
Lunar & Planetary Laboratory
University of Arizona
-- Dolores H. Hill Sr. Research Specialist Lunar & Planetary Laboratory Kuiper Space Sciences Bldg. #92 The University of Arizona 1629 E. University Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85721 http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/ OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission Communication & Public Engagement Team Lead OSIRIS-REx Ambassadors program Co-lead OSIRIS-REx Target Asteroids! citizen science program Co-coordinator Target NEOs! observing program of the Astronomical League http://osiris-rex.lpl.arizona.edu/ http://osiris-rex.lpl.arizona.edu/?q=target_asteroids http://www.astroleague.org/files/u3/NEO_HomePage.pdfReceived on Wed 19 Aug 2015 03:38:58 AM PDT