22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

The University of Manchester: Space Rocks!

What does a piece of the Moon look like up close?

We’re bringing Apollo to bluedot! Join the Earth and Solar System team from the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences to hold pieces of the Moon, collected by the Apollo astronauts, in your own hands.

Fifty years on from Apollo 11, humanity now stands at the cross-roads of technological advancement and scientific knowledge, ushering in a new era of robotic space exploration. The Moon is becoming a favourite target for established and emerging space-faring nations and commercial entities, but will we ever be able to live on the Moon?

Join us to discover more about the ongoing research on Apollo samples and lunar meteorites in the UK, and the future of lunar science and exploration.

And there’s more to the Solar System than just the Moon! While you’re here, venture into the fascinating world of Planetary Science, learn about the formation and history of our Solar System, and discover how 4.5billion year old meteorites hold the key to understanding the history of our Solar System and how it evolved.

Days

Friday 2019, Saturday 2019, Sunday 2019