Race to the Moon 2.0

With last month’s announcement of the Artemis II crew, including Canadian astronaut Jeremy Hansen, RASC Montreal sets our eyes on lunar exploration. On Wed, May 31st Daniel Provencal will present Race to the Moon 2.0 – examining the efforts of several countries to explore the lunar surface and reviewing the history of the first Race to the Moon, over 50 years ago.

Interested members, students and astronomy enthusiasts are invited to the RASC Montreal I.K.Williamson Library in Herzberg 355 at John Abbott College (15 rue Maple, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue QC). Doors will open at 7:45pm and tea/coffee & cookies will be served, along with informal astronomy discussion after the talk + lunar observing on the JAC Oval if weather permits.

The talk will also be shared on zoom at 8pm EST using the RASC Montreal Clubhouse link:

Bio: Daniel Provençal has had his head in space since man’s first step on the moon, which he saw live on TV. After a 35-year engineering career in space, ranging from design for the Canadarm, Canadarm2, Anik E and Radarsat, to Project Manager for the Canadian contribution to the James Webb Space Telescope, to Mission Manager for Canadian science experiments on board the ISS, the universe still inspires him with as much admiration.