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Journey to the moon

International Year of Astronomy

Posted: April 3, 2009 12:00 a.m.
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Man in the moon: Oxford astronomy professor Jim Honeycutt visited the AP physics class at Newton High School Tuesday with microscopic samples of lunar rock and soil. He gave a short presentation about lunar features as well as basic information about meteors, asteroids and comets. The International Astronomical Union has declared 2009 the International Year of Astronomy.

 

Man in the moon: Oxford astronomy professor Jim Honeycutt visited the AP physics class at Newton High School Tuesday with microscopic samples of lunar rock and soil. He gave a short presentation about lunar features as well as basic information about meteors, asteroids and comets. The International Astronomical Union has declared 2009 the International Year of Astronomy.

A whole new world: Senior Adam Rhine views samples of lunar rock and soil, regolith, through a microscope during Oxford astronomy professor Jim Honeycutt's visit to Nilesh Patel's AP physics class. 

Close up: Newton High AP physics students viewed lunar rock and soil samples brought in by Oxford College astronomy professor Jim Honeycutt.

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