The Past, Present and Future of Lunar Science and Exploration

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Dr Katherine Joy


Forty years on from the Apollo Moon landings we are at the beginning of a new era of lunar exploration. This talk will discuss the scientific findings of Apollo, new views of the Moon discovered by robotic missions and will address what questions still remain about our nearest planetary neighbor and how the next generation of lunar missions will be trying to find the answers.
Following a PhD in planetary science at UCL Katherine is now a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant at Birkbeck College. She uses mineralogical and geochemical measurements of lunar samples to interpret chemical data obtained from orbital remote-sensing missions to the Moon.