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March 16-22, 2020 / Vol 39, No 11 / Hawai`i Island, USA

13 Mar 2020, 20:47 UTC
March 16-22, 2020 / Vol 39, No 11 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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Astronomy from the Moon Conference at Royal Society to Be Rescheduled

The Astronomy from the Moon conference originally planned for March 18-19 at the Royal Society in London has now been postponed. The discussion includes (T-B) Royal Society Fellow Joseph Silk, Leah Morabito of Durham University, Licia Verde of Barcelona University and Jean Schneider of Paris Observatory. Organizers are John Zarnecki of UK Open University, Ian Crawford from University of London, and Martin Elvis of Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Joseph Silk, along with Eleonora Di Valentino and Alessandro Melchiorri, make astronomy news with a study indicating that shape of the universe is curved like the Moon’s surface and not flat. James Carpenter of ESA advocates for getting astronomy to the Moon in 2020s. Jack Burns from University of Colorado planned to describe the FARSIDE concept for a lunar radio observatory. Xuelei Chen of NAOC and Ravi Subrahmanyan of Raman Research Institute focused on radio astronomy from lunar orbit. Licia Verde’s lecture covered cosmology and fundamental physics from the Moon. Antoine Labeyrie from College de France and Jean-Pierre Maillard of Institut d’Astrophysique both describe telescopes at the lunar south pole. Jean Schneider research presents information about the OWL lunar telescope concept. ...

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