Arts & Culture
A Moon Rises at Sam Noble Museum
The Moon is not in the same place as when astronauts last stepped foot on it. A New Moon Rises features amazing, large-scale, high-resolution photographs of the lunar surface taken between 2009 and 2015 by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC). These images provide unique visual data to help answer questions about the Moon’s formation, its continuing geological evolution, and its relationship to Earth and the solar system.
Sam Noble Museum's exhibition, A New Moon Rises, will include more than 50 photographs, three videos, one interactive, and files to produce seven additional images, five 3-D models of craters, labels and environmental wall vinyl. Displayed at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in 2016, the exhibition was organized by the museum and the LROC team at Arizona State University. It will display Dec. 21 through March 15.
The Sam Noble Museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. It is closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.