Learn how a team of NASA scientists smashed two SUV-sized rockets into the lunar surface with LCROSS (Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite) in hopes of finding new proof of lunar water.
KNME's Science Cafe will show a segment of "Moon Smasher" a NOVA scienceNOW production on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m.-12 noon at Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center and then join in a discussion with UNM Regents' Professor and Geochemist Zachary D. Sharp.
Sharp will discuss his findings from his research on whether there is water in the moon's mantle.
Science Cafe is designed for the entire family. Parents and grandparents are strongly encouraged to bring their budding engineers and scientists along. Admission is free, but a reservation is required. Seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. RSVP to Rose Poston, community outreach coordinator, KNME Education & Outreach Department at 277‑2396 or email@example.com.
Science Cafe is presented with support from the UNM Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Intel and Sandia National Labs/Lockheed Martin.
For updates on the New Mexico PBS Science Cafes, and local and national science, nature and technology programs, visit the online community web portal at: http://www.newmexicopbs.org/science-central/
Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center is located at 4803 Rio Grande Blvd. NW in Albuquerque.
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New Mexico PBS Science Cafe Presents ‘Moon Smasher'
January 22, 2013