Perilous Landing:
In the Tracks of Apollo 15

On Saturday, September 26th, 2020 the Coca-Cola Science Center discussed the Apollo 15 mission to the Moon while viewing the landing site from the West Rock Observatory at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center. With funding in part from AT&T, the team showed why the mission was embarked on, why it was dangerous, and the fascinating information learned from such a perilous landing.

Highlights of the Astronomy Night:
2:32-12:15 Historian Scott Norman details the History and Importance of Mission
12:15-37:00 Geologist Neil Garner Discusses the Landing Site and the geological significance of the location
37:00-42:20 Scott Norman speaks about the first car on the Moon that traveled with Apollo 15, the Lunar Rover
42:30-1:25:25 Astronomer Rosa Williams facilitates live viewing of the Landing Site of Apollo 15

Useful tools to help you explore the night sky at home:
(1) http://stellarium.org/
(2) https://www.heavens-above.com/
(3) http://skymaps.com/downloads.html