Science on a Sphere: Return to the Moon

Astronomy reports on Return to the Moon, a short film designed for the Science on a Sphere platform (see previous entry): “‘Return to the Moon’ takes imagery and data sets from the Apollo, Clementine, and other missions and projects them on a 6-foot sphere. The results give the startling impression of the Moon hanging magically in the center of darkened theaters. During the 5-minute film, viewers will witness NASA’s legacy of lunar exploration and come to understand the rationale for the agency’s ambitious plans to return to the Moon, beginning with a robotic mission called the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).”