Enjoy a presentation by Bob Trembley, who will discuss the Apollo program, technology spin-offs from the space program, and the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission. Apollo astronauts brought back about 842 pounds of samples from the moon - those samples are still being studied today. This year, a robotic NASA probe is surveying an asteroid, and will gather samples from its surface in 2020, and return to earth; the 60 gram sample will be the largest U.S. sample return since the Apollo missions. After the presentation, and weather permitting, program attendees can use a telescope brought by Mr. Trembley to view the moon and deep sky objects.
Bob is a resident of Chesterfield Township,and has been an amateur astronomer his entire life. He is a volunteer NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, an Ambassador for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission., the 2019 Outreach Officer for the Warren Astronomical Society, and he writes about astronomy and space science on the blog of the Vatican Observatory Foundation.
Event Type(s): Science, Technology
Age Group(s): General
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