Join Science Cafe Cleveland July 8 to discuss lunar dust, moon exploration

Science Cafe Cleveland logoScience Cafe Cleveland will present “Living on A Dusty Moon,” a discussion of lunar dust—a substance that humans need to understand in order to successfully return to the moon.

In 2004, President George W. Bush set forth a Vision for Space Exploration; however, equipment in the first Apollo missions encountered problems, the majority of which were caused by dust. In order to return to the moon, the interaction of equipment and humans with lunar dust must be better understood.

The discussion on this phenomenon will be led by Kenneth Street, distinguished research associate (emeritus) for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration at John H. Glenn Research Center.

The event, sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University chapter of Sigma Xi, WCPN ideastream and the Market Garden Brewery, will take place Monday, July 8, at 7 p.m. at the Market Garden Brewery at 1947 W. 25th St.

Attendees are advised to arrive early, as past sessions have approached capacity.

More information about the event can be found at the Sigma Xi website.