Moons beyond counting
We look up at the night sky and see that out there Earth has a moon orbiting it. We call this the Moon, and we have explored it using space probes, different landers, and even with the help of the Apollo-astronauts.
Other planets also have moons orbiting them. Moons which look completely different from our own moon. Some are small and look like asteroids, while others are so icy that they would turn into comets if they came to close to the Sun. Jupiters largest moon, Ganyemede, is so large that it is even bigger than Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun.
In this show our visitors will together with an astronomer explore the moons and minor bodies of our Solar System. The focus of the show can vary from one occasion to another.
This is a show if you are curious about...
- Why the Moon has different phases.
- Where Apollo 11 landed 50 years ago and what they discovered.
- If there is water on Earth's moon, or on other moons in the Solar System.
- More about the history of the Moon and how it formed.
- What an Lunar eclipse is.
- If there are volcanoes on the moons in the Solar System.
- How the Apollo-astronauts studied the Moon and how we study it today.
This show is suitable for:
- Teens and adults
Through collaboration with planetariums around the world we are able to offer this show in Swedish and English.
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter above the Moon. Image: NASA - lunar.gsfc.nasa.gov
The Planetarium is a collaboration between The Faculty of Science, Lund Observatory, the Department of Physics and the Faculty of Engineering LTH.