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Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-16-2009 07:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA and SDASM present Andrew Chaikin
Exploring the Moon
Educator Talk 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

What formed the craters of the moon? Why does the moon always keep one face pointed toward the Earth, and why does the side we see look so different from the far side? Where did the Apollo astronauts visit, and what did they find? Learn the answers to these and other fascinating moon mysteries when science journalist and space historian Andrew Chaikin gives a guided tour of the moon. Chaikin, author of A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts, will also look ahead to the LCROSS lunar-impact mission, which will strike the moon's south pole on October 9 to tell scientists whether deposits of ancient ice lie waiting at the lunar poles.

Moonwalk Memories
Public Talk 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Forty years after the first moon landings, space author Andrew Chaikin looks back at the incredible lunar adventures of Armstrong, Aldrin, and the other Apollo astronauts who made humanity's first journeys to another world. Chaikin will share anecdotes from his extensive conversations with the moon-voyagers during his research for his award-winning book A Man on the Moon. He also looks ahead to NASA's upcoming LCROSS lunar-impact mission, which will try to discover whether deposits of ancient ice await future lunar explorers.

FFrench
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posted 10-04-2009 02:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks to those who came to Andy's talks yesterday. He gave two very different and very interesting presentations - one for educators with an exploration of the moon using Google Moon, and the second based on his Apollo astronaut interviews (very like the C-SPAN talk if you caught that one). A fun day.

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posted 10-05-2009 01:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shalene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After the talk Francis takes Andy to see our Apollo 9 Command Module...

Here Andy Chaikin and Francis French re-enact a lunar rendezvous through interpretive dance.

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More photos of Andy Chaikin exploring the San Diego Air & Space Museum can be found here.

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