• March 28. Linda Hall Library Panel Discussion. Reminiscences of the Apollo era, Apollo 17, geology of the Moon, collecting rock samples, the future return to the Moon, opening of an Apollo 17 core sample tube preserved unopened since its return in 1971. The panel consisted of Harrison H. Schmitt, Gerry D. Griffin, and Clive R. Neal moderated by Andy Chaikin. More details and a video link can be found here.

  • March 20. LPSC-50. Lunar & Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX. The Masursky Lecture video and the printed Abstract from the special session are available here.


  • March 18. Publication of the third installment, Diary of the 12th Man, at https://www.americasuncommonsense.com.

  • March 21. LPSC-49. Lunar & Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX.  Panel Discussion video and the Abstract of the invited paper are available here.

  • May 10. AirSpace Ep. 6: Gastro-naut. A podcast discussion with Dr. Harrison H. (Jack) Schmitt answering questions about eating food on the Moon, sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution. Click here to listen to the podcast (29:53 min for the whole program; move slider to 16:21 for Schmitt’s participation which lasts until 23:34).

    Dr. Harrison H. Schmitt at the Native America Calling/Koahnic Broadcasting Corporation recording studio in Albuquerque, NM on April 25, participating in the SI AirSpace Ep. 6 podcast production which was released on May 10.

  • June 18. National Space Advisory Committee meeting, Washington, D.C.

  • November 6. GSA-2018: Annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, Indianapolis, IN. Presentation of the paper: “3 Myr Age for Shorty Crater at Taurus-Littrow, Site of Orange and Black Pyroclastic Ash“. Details of the meeting are given here.

  • December 19. The weekly Graduate Seminar Series for the 2018 Fall term (September – December) on “The Origin and Evolution of the Moon”, sponsored by the NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), held its final lecture, “Future Exploration of the Moon: The Road Ahead”, delivered by Apollo 17 Astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt. It was streamed live by Adobe Connect and is archived at this link. It lasts 1 hr 46 min. Senator Schmitt summarized the development of the Apollo program, and updated some of the lunar geological results contributed by this endeavor with the latest findings. A brief Q&A session followed, and the lecture concluded with a discussion of the steps that Dr. Schmitt recommends for a successful return to the Moon and exploration of Mars.

    A screen-grab of the opening of the lecture on Dec. 19, 2018 showing the various panels displayed by the Adobe Connect plug-in.


2017 Event Schedule

  • February 16. Testimony before the House Science Committee, United States Congress, Washington DC. The written testimony and a video replay of the hearing can be seen by clicking here.

  • February 21. PACA Luncheon Presentation, Albuquerque, NM.

  • March 18-21. LPSC-48. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference presentations, The Woodlands, TX.

  • April 26. Cradle of Aviation, Apollo 17, 45 Anniversary Panel Discussion with Gerry Griffin and Clive Neal, Bethpage, NY.

  • May 3-4. Goddard Space Flight Center Presentations, Apollo 17 45th Anniversary, Greenbelt, MD. For the presentation video and a reprint of the related publication, click here.

  • May 8. Ohio State University, Armstrong Chair Event, Columbus, OH.

  • May 13. University of Tennessee-Knoxville Commencement Address, Honorary Doctorate of Science, Knoxville, TN. For a video of the degree award and  Address, click here.

  • May 16-27. Hunan Mineral and Gem Expo Presentations, Chenzhou, Hunan, China.

  • May 29. Memorial Day Address, Veterans Memorial Park, Albuquerque, NM.

  • June 9-10. Goddard Space Flight Center, Equipment test Field Trip, Kilbourne Hole, NM.

  • June 17-21. STARMUS 2017 Festival Presentations, Trondheim, Norway.

  • July 15. Buzz Aldrin STEM Foundation Gala, Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

  • July 17-19. SSERVI Presentations, Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA.

  • July 20-21. Apollo Flight Control Apollo 11 Presentation and Dinner, Space Center Houston, TX.

  • July 24. Meteorological Society of America, Barringer Lecture, Santa Fe, NM.

  • July 29. Anasazi National Monument Heritage Center presentation – Dolores, CO.

  • August 2. Air Force Research Laboratory STEM presentation – Kirkland AFB, Albuquerque, NM.

  • August 18-23. Great Eclipse Field Seminar Instructor – American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Casper, WY.

  • October 10-13. Lunar Exploration Advisory Group presentation – Columbia, MD.

  • October 23-25. Geological Society of America presentation – Seattle, WA.

  • October 28. New Mexico Civil Air Patrol Banquet presentation – Socorro, NM.

  • November 6. Publication of the first installment, Diary of the 12th Man, at https://www.americasuncommonsense.com.

  • December 2. Apollo 17 45th Anniversary presentations – Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX.

  • December 6. Apollo 17 45th Anniversary presentations – Marshall Space Flight Center and Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL.

  • December 7. Publication of the second installment, Diary of the 12th Man, at https://www.americasuncommonsense.com.

  • December 8. Apollo 17 45th Anniversary presentations – Space Center Houston, Houston, TX.

  • December 13-14. American Geophysical Union presentations – New Orleans, LA.

NOTE: Regularly scheduled events include quarterly Orbital ATK Board meetings and annual Meeting of the Corporation for Draper Laboratory.



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