The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

How to Find the Apollo Landing Sites

Authors: Chen, James L.

  • Offers casual and serious observers the ability to locate the Apollo landing sites (with or without visual aid) and provides history on each mission, including why sites were chosen
  • Shows a visual, picture-by-picture, zoom-in guide for locating the Apollo landing sites, augmented by official NASA photos depicting views from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and astronaut photographs taken during each mission
  • Includes a historical perspective on the unmanned lunar missions of Ranger and Surveyor that preceded the Apollo landings
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About this book

This book is for anyone who wants to be able to connect the history of lunar exploration to the Moon visible above. It addresses what Apollo equipment and experiments were left behind and what the Apollo landings sites look like now. Each Apollo mission is examined in detail, with photos that progressively zoom-in to guide the reader in locating the Apollo landing sites. Guided by official NASA photographs from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the original Apollo missions, the reader can view the Moon with a new appreciation of the accomplishment of landing astronauts on its surface. Countless people have gazed at the Moon in the night sky knowing the successes of the Apollo Program in landing men on the Moon. After the information in this guide, casual and serious observers can actually point out where the Apollo landings occurred as well as knowing why those sites were chosen.

About the authors

James Chen is retired from the Department of the Navy and Federal Aviation Administration where he worked as a Radar and Surveillance Systems Engineer. A guest lecturer at local Washington DC/Northern Virginia/Maryland astronomy clubs on amateur astronomy topics of eyepiece design and optical filters, he wrote a short Astronomy Magazine article on Dobsonian telescope design November 1989 and served as a sales consultant to two Washington DC area telescope stores for over 30 years.

Adam Chen is Program Manager of media support for NASA Headquarters in Washington DC. He was creator and executive producer of major NASA publications including the book and web-book application documenting the history of the Space Shuttle Program “Celebrating 30 Years of the Space Shuttle Program”. Adam Chen is former Program Manager of media support for NASA Headquarters in Washington DC. He is creator and executive producer of major NASA publications, including the book and web-book application documenting the history of the Space Shuttle Program “Celebrating 30 Years of the Space Shuttle Program”. Currently Adam works as Program Manager at Plan it Advertising in Baltimore, MD.

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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
How to Find the Apollo Landing Sites
Authors
Series Title
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06456-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06456-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-06455-0
Series ISSN
1431-9756
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 253
Number of Illustrations and Tables
73 b/w illustrations, 86 illustrations in colour
Topics