Martin Hendry

Public Lecture St. Patrick's Trian
Armagh 8.00pm Thursday 13 May

Martin Hendry

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow

"Did We Really Land on the Moon?"

More than 40 years after Apollo 11 there are a surprising number of theories around --- in books, documentary programmes and the internet --- that Neil Armstrong's famous "One small step" was an elaborate hoax, filmed in secret here on Earth. Conspiracy theorists point to a range of "evidence" to support their claim, including waving flags, strange shadows, no stars in the sky and deadly solar radiation. In this talk, using real Apollo video footage and a series of simple demonstrations, we will take a closer look at the science behind "moon hoax" claims, and ask whether we really did land on the Moon.

The public lecture is free of charge and open to all. To obtain a ticket, please contact Mrs Aileen McKee, Armagh Observatory, College Hill, Armagh; Tel: 028-3752-2928; E-mail: ambnat signarm.ac.uk.

Last Revised: 2010 April 22nd