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Free Live NSN Webinar Series: Destination: Moon - with Brian Day

Tuesday, May 23, 6pm PDT/9pm EDT
Live Stream YouTube Webinar - Free

Join the NASA Night Sky Network on Tuesday, May 23 at 6:00pm Pacific Time (9:00pm Eastern) when Brian Day from NASA’s SSERVI returns to bring us up to date about NASA’s plans for lunar exploration, including the Artemis missions.

The Artemis missions will include a mix of crewed and robotic landings. Thirteen regions near the South Pole of the Moon have been identified as candidates for human exploration. Some of these same regions have also been targeted for precursor robotic landings through the Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) Program. In addition, locations away from the South Pole have been designated as targeted sites for robotic exploration due to some fascinating aspects of these sites. Other locations which have not yet been assigned landers are high on the lunar science community’s list of important lunar locations to be explored. In this presentation, we will examine key potential target sites on the Moon, discuss what makes them so compelling, and demonstrate how members of the public can conduct their own explorations of these amazing lunar locations using NASA’s Moon Trek data visualization and analysis portal.

About Brian Day

Brian Day currently serves as Acting Staff Scientist at NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI). He is also SSERVI’s Lead for Lunar and Planetary Mapping and Modeling. In this role, he serves as program office level project manager and science lead for NASA’s Solar System Treks Project ( Brian has participated in various lunar and Mars analog field studies in extreme environments here on Earth. He previously served as Education and Public Outreach Lead for the LCROSS and LADEE robotic missions to the Moon. In 2007 he flew on NASA’s Aurigid MAC mission to record debris from Comet Kiess entering Earth’s upper atmosphere.

The event will be streaming live on YouTube, but please note that questions asked over the NSN-members-only Zoom Q&A will be prioritized.