From the Moon to Portugal

Moon Landing

The 40th anniversary on the first moon landing was all over the news last Monday, and despite what conspiracy theorists say, man has in fact reached the Earth’s natural satellite and there are rocks that prove it. One of those rocks that was brought back to Earth from the moon’s surface has been on display in the science museum of Coimbra University in Portugal since May. It will now be returned to NASA in the United States, but before it goes, there is still a chance for those in the city of Coimbra to see it in person. Tomorrow, between 6PM and midnight, visitors to that university museum will be able to learn about the difference between lunar basalt and the kind of basalt found on Earth, as well as ask questions to a geologist. There will also be videos of the Apollo missions in the museum’s amphitheater, and children will be able to build their own miniature space shuttle.
If you can’t be in Coimbra tomorrow night, know that those fascinated by outer space may always visit Lisbon’s planetarium, located next to Jeronimos Monastery and the Maritime Museum.

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