Tonight I presented “Moon and a Mocha III” at the Capitola Book Cafe.
Logo for "Moon and a Mocha" event
Once again the Santa Cruz Astronomy Club provided telescopes. Some clueless customer at the drug store next door saw one of the telescope stands with a wire coming out of it, thought it was a bomb, and called the police department! By the time the police arrived, the telescope was set up, and Bill Seiler, whose scope it was, invited the policeman to look through it to confirm that it was not a bomb. Also, I invited Tony Colaprete of NASA Ames Space Center, the Principal Investigator behind the LCROSS moon mission, to talk about his work on NASA’s first mission to the Moon in more than a decade.

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