LVAAS General Meeting
Sunday February 5, 3 p.m. at Muhlenberg College
Trumbower Science Building, Room 130
and on Zoom
A History of Lunar Observation and Exploration
Emeritus Professor of Physics, Lehigh University
As a child of the 1950’s and 60’s, Gary has been awed by the observations and explorations of our nearest solar-system neighbor, the Moon. He will describe the evolution of our understanding of the Moon, beginning long before he was born, going through centuries of telescopic observations, and through missions to explore the surface of the Moon. Gary will include facts, and some fiction, both insightful and ridiculous. He will bring us up to date on recent robotic missions and, hopefully, a human return to the Moon.
Professor Gary DeLeo was a member of the Lehigh University faculty in the Department of Physics for forty years before retiring at the end of 2019. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut with a specialty in theoretical solid-state physics. He has served as Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, and as Chair and Associate Chair of the Department of Physics. His passion for astronomy – a field that he has followed closely for about fifty years – led to his change in research area to astrophysics, with a focus on binary stars. Professor DeLeo has run a significant number of science outreach programs, and he is the recipient of seven teaching awards and honors.
Trumbower Science Building is building number 5 on the map found at https://www.muhlenberg.edu/media/contentassets/pdf/about/PrintCampusMap-1.pdf. See also https://www.muhlenberg.edu/directions/ for help finding the campus.
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Note: LVAAS Public Star Parties are on hiatus for the winter and will return in March!