Would you like to help study the surface of the moon?

Moon Zoo

If you would like to help scientists study and classify the surface of the moon, have a look at Moon Zoo.
You’ll find it here or the web address is http://www.moonzoo.org/

All you have to do is watch a short video tutorial that will teach you what to do and then start identifying craters.  It’s that easy!  With SO much data to analyse the scientists could really use your help.

Check it out! 🙂


Is there water on the moon?

Thanks to Pics 4 Learning for the photo

Thanks to Pics 4 Learning for the photo

Well, that is what the LCROSS mission is trying to find out!

LCROSS stands for Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite

On October 9th 2009 NASA was hoping to find out by crashing a rocket into the moon. By doing this, they are aiming to create an impact crater that forces water and ice vapour above the lunar surface for analysis.

Exciting Stuff!

For more information, have a look at the NASA LCROSS site at: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LCROSS/overview/index.html

NASA also set up a site for amateur observers at: http://lcross.arc.nasa.gov/index.htm

At the amatuer site you can watch a movie about the mission and even the Download the song “Water on the Moon” written by LCROSS Deputy Project Manager John Marmie! Performed by John Marmie and Jeff Petro.

Check it out!

Celebrating 40 years since the moon landing.

Thank you to edupics.com for the photo

Thank you to edupics.com for the photo

Last week we celebrated the 40th anniversary on man landing on the moon.

To commemorate this historic event, several organisations have created interactive activities for us to experience, learn from and mostly enjoy.

Behind the News or BTN is a terrific TV program for children created by the ABC. Last week they ran a wonderful story about the Moon Landing.

An archive of the story can be found at URL: http://www.abc.net.au/news/btn/story/s2627599.htm

Along with their story, in the Extra Info section you can find links to several other stories and interactives.

ABC Science also has their own web page you can find at http://www.abc.net.au/science/moon/

It has photos, video, quizzes and and you can listen to the ABC’s original coverage of the moon landing!

We Choose the Moon is a brilliant interactive recreation of the Apollo 11 mission.

It was created by the John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

You can find them at URL: http://wechoosethemoon.org/

or check out Google Moon at URL: http://www.google.com/moon/ for tours of the Lunar Landing sites, 3D models and 360 degree photo panoramas.

Awesome!!! 🙂