The UNM Alumni Association in partnership with the UNM Department of Physics & Astronomy invites Lobo alumni and community members to the Lobo Living Room: To the Moon! UNM Researchers Will Help Return Man to the Lunar Surface from 5:15 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the PAÍS Building Room 1100 located at 210 Yale Blvd NE on UNM’s Main Campus. A reception will be held in the lobby with hors d’oeuvres and drinks being served at 5:15 p.m.; the presentation starts promptly at 6 p.m.

Join Dr. Charles “Chip” Shearer as he presents how space exploration has entered a renaissance with humans reaching out beyond the edge of our Solar System and seeking to explore the Moon and build an Earth-Moon space economy. Using the Apollo program as a foundation, the NASA-funded and UNM-led CASA Moon team is conducting research in preparation for the return of humans to the Moon through the Artemis Program. 

Through the Sustainable Space Research Grand Challenge, UNM will support a broad university, commercial, national laboratory collaborative effort to enable New Mexico and New Mexicans to participate in this scientific, exploration, and economic adventure. Here, we take you on a journey from New Mexico’s past in exploring the Moon to its promising future!

Register on the UNM Alumni website.