Science Night Live: How the Apollo Program Solved the Riddle of the Origin of the Moon

Before Apollo astronauts landed on the lunar surface in 1969, there were several competing theories explaining the origin of the moon. From studying the lunar samples returned to Earth, geologists ended up discarding all existing theories and instead settled on a new and violent explanation for the birth of the moon. Join us at the Cradle of Aviation Museum as we examine the geology of the Moon and learn how Apollo changed everything we thought we knew about the Earth’s planetary companion.


Dr. J Bret Bennington, Professor and Chair, Department of Geology
Environment, and Sustainability, Hofstra University

Dr. Stephen Lawrence
Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Hofstra University

Science Night Live is Hofstra University’s public lecture series that features exciting science research presented by some of the top scientists and lecturers in their fields. Science is important in our everyday lives, and these timely lectures are sure to inspire and challenge us in unexpected ways.



Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530

Free and open to the public


For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018





Cradle of Aviation Museum
Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
Garden City, NY 11530


Hofstra Cultural Center

Phone: 516-463-5669
Website: Click to Visit

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