RASC Mississauga: Making The Moon

Alan Jackson
Dr. Alan Jackson, Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Planetary Sciences, University of Toronto
Friday, March 9, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

The Moon is an important part of our everyday lives. It regulates the tides and stabilizes the tilt of Earth's rotation axis, playing an important role in making our planet the place it is today. The lunar phases were also used to construct the first calendars, and the Moon was the first celestial body studied in detail by astronomers, not to mention the only one that has been visited by humans so far. Compared to other satellites in the Solar system however, the Moon is unusual, so how did it come to be? Dr. Alan Jackson will discuss our current ideas for the formation of the Moon, and how they developed.

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Reservations: Not required
Organized by: RASC - Mississauga Centre
Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, William Davis Building, Lecture Hall SE2074, 3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON  L5L 1C6. Enter off Mississauga Road. Park in lot 4 or the parkade across from the fitness centre south of the Davis Building. Enter through the Fitness centre, walk up the stairs until you reach the main corridor then turn right. (If you need an elevator, follow the corridor to the right of the stairs, then go up to the main floor.) Look for the Mississauga Centre sign in front of the lecture room.