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[Non-YCLA Event] Lunar Observatory Lecture

On Sunday evening March 24, 2013, Myron Kayton will talk about a Backside Lunar Observatory.  Thus far, all manned operations have been on the front side of the Moon, facing Earth.  A backside observatory would be shielded from radio emissions of Earth by the mass of the Moon, hence permitting the detection of ever-fainter emissions from stars. 

Myron will talk about the properties of the Moon and its orbit, the advantages of a back-side observatory, the means of landing a robotic observatory on the backside and of servicing it.  He will talk about methods of sending data to Earth from the backside.  Because all the Western nations are poor and debt-ridden, an observatory will require international cooperation, probably including India and China. Dr. Kayton has written and lectured about a backside observatory for nearly ten years.

He is a member of the Harvard Club of Southern California and of the MIT Club.

Talk will be at the Proud Bird restaurant, 11022 Aviation Boulevard at the eastern threshold of runway 25L at LAX. 

Dinner and talk cost $42 per member; same for guests;, and $46 per non-member, non-guests.  Lecture only will cost $10 per member, $15 per guest. 

On Sunday, March 24th, the schedule will be:

5 PM registration
6 PM dinner
7:15 lecture
8:15 discussion

To sign up, please send your name, phone number, Club affiliation, class, and a check to Myron Kayton at PO Box 802, Santa Monica 90406. 

Select chicken or salmon dinner.

No confirmations will be sent: tickets will be waiting at the door of the meeting room.

Free Parking! 

Reservations for dinner are essential before 20 March so the restaurant can serve us.  For more information, email m.kayton@alum.mit.edu or call 310-286-0059.

Event Information
Sunday, Mar 24 2013 at 5:00pm [ iCal ]

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