Friday 3 May 2019

What's on at Royal Museums Greenwich this May

Royal Museums Greenwich
Who is the ‘Man in the Moon’?
The elusive 'Man in the Moon' we've heard tales of is real; his face is formed from patches of two types of the Moon's terrain. The mountainous regions on the surface are interspersed with dark ‘seas’ called maria. The maria are massive impact basins that have been filled with basaltic rocks around 3000 million years ago.
Explore the Moon
But what about the other men on the Moon?
The first time men landed on the Moon was nearly 50 years ago, in July 1969. Much of what we know about the geology of the Moon comes from the Apollo landings and over 380 kg of moon rock that they brought back. 
Explore Apollo 11
To the Moon and back
Coming soon: The Moon Exhibition
Opening 19 July 2019
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing at this major exhibition and explore our evolving relationship with the Moon – from antiquity to today. 
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Marvellous Moons Exhibition
24 May 2019 - 20 March 2020
While Earth only has one moon, nearly 200 moons have been discovered so far in our solar system. Come to the Royal Observatory to find out more in this free exhibition. 
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