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A Geological Visit to a Valley on the Moon
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Senator and former astronaut Harrison Schmitt describing his experiences as an geologist on the moon.

When: 10/7/2014
8:00 PM
Where: Sheraton Tucson Hotel and Suites
5151 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, Arizona  85712
United States
Presenter: Harrison Schmitt
Contact: Michael Conway
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In December 1972, the Apollo 17 Mission became the most recent field trip to the Moon by human explorers. This 13-day adventure in space took geologist Harrison Schmitt to the Valley of Taurus-Littrow in the southeastern rim of the 740 km. diameter basin filled by Mare Serenitatis. After 72 hours on the lunar surface, including 22 hours outside the lunar module Challenger,the astronauts returned over 250 pounds of samples to Earth. A number of new insights into the geology of the valley of Taurus-Littrow and surrounding regions of the Moon have resulted from recent synthesis and integration of transmitted field notes, field recollections, and photo-documentation with over forty years of data from sample analysis and geophysical measurements.


There is no registration to attend this event.  Senator Schmitt's presentation is free.  

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