ITC Special Seminar - Chris Stott (ManSat)


Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 10:00am to 11:00am



Lunar observatories as the next giant leap for astronomy?


Abstract: The practical utilization of the Lunar surface as a platform for astronomy has long been advocated, but has faced a series of potentially insurmountable barriers focused on technology, transport and cost.  However, recent advances in various exponential technologies and their application to this question may fundamentally change the equation finally opening up the Lunar frontier to the benefit of astronomers worldwide. The author will discuss these advances, their potential application to the question of establishing observatories on the Lunar surface.