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What if the Moon didn’t exist?

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Moon is a vibrant part of our lives and has been celebrated for centuries in art, literature, and of course science. We find it easily at night and if we look hard enough, also during the day. Most people have learned that it contributes to our tides and that it has been the goal of spaceflights since the late 1950s. What would the Earth be like today if the Moon had never existed? Certainly, the tides would be different (yes, they would still be here) and we wouldn’t have the Moon’s light to help illuminate the night. But those are only the tip of the metaphorical iceberg. Indeed, the changes to Earth and life without a Moon are “breathtaking.” Join Dr. Neil F Comins as he takes us on a virtual trip to the Moon to explore it and its importance to humanity.

FMI: planetarium@maine.edu

207-581-1341

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Date:
October 14
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Website:
https://astro.umaine.edu

Venue

Versant Power Astronomy Center
167 Rangeley Drive, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Phone:
(207) 581-1341
Website:
https://astro.umaine.edu

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