April 2013 Monthly Meeting

April 05, 2013: April 2013 Monthly Meeting

Novice Meeting: 7:00PM
Novice Meeting Topic: 
Choosing and Using Binoculars and Telescopes
Novice Meeting Speaker: 
Debbie Moran
General Meeting: 8:00PM
General Meeting Topic: 
The Late Heavy Impact Bombardment and its effect on the Moon and the rest of the Solar System.
General Meeting Speaker: 
David A. Kring, Ph.D., Center for Lunar Science & Exploration
About the General Meeting Presentation

Analyses of samples collected by the Apollo astronauts, augmented with those of lunar meteorites, support an epoch of intense bombardment of the Earth-Moon system about 4 billion years ago. That data, plus a survey of the size distribution of impact craters in the ancient highlands of the Moon, suggest the source of the debris was the asteroid belt. The asteroids appear to have been dynamically excited by shifting orbits among the giant planets. This extraordinary event in the history of the solar system reshaped the surfaces of the terrestrial planets and, intriguingly, immediately preceded the earliest isotopic evidence of life on Earth.

Parking and Directions (View Map)

Meetings are held in the Science & Research building at the University of Houston Main Campus. The novice meeting is in room 116, the general meeting is in room 117.

NOTE NEW PARKING INFORMATION: Parking is available in lot 15C. Refer to the Google Map below for directions. This parking is available from 6:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on the Friday night of the HAS meeting.

This parking is free. If you get a notice from the UH campus police on the night of the meeting, call the UH Security office and let them know that this area has been made available on HAS meeting night by the Parking Department.

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