The Center for Atmospheric Sciences | » Moon Samples Light Up Planetarium Crowd

  • Researchers

  • News

      Recent News:

      March 24, 2017 : NASA selects Professor Sayanagi to Lead Uranus Probe Mission Concept Study

      Hampton University Press Release HAMPTON, Va. — A planetary probe mission concept study proposed by a team led by Hampton University assistant professor of Planetary Science, Dr. Kunio Sayanagi, has been selected for funding by NASA. The Small Next-generation Atmospheric Probe (SNAP) team will receive $435,000 from NASA to examine the advantages, cost, and risk […]

      October 19, 2016 : Hampton University Installs NASA funded Antenna

      On September 26th, 2016, the Hampton University Center for Atmospheric Research and Education (HU-CARE) program installed a direct broadcast antenna on top of the Hampton Harbour Center in downtown Hampton, VA. Funded by a 5 million dollar award from NASA, this antenna enables scientists to instantly predict severe weather within a 2,000 mile radius of […]

      June 10, 2016 : APS Scientists Observe Mercury Transit with the Public

      On May 9th, 2016, a special celestial event occurred when the planet Mercury lined up exactly with the Sun in the sky as viewed from the Earth. In Hampton, Mercury began to cross the disk of the Sun shortly after sunrise at 7:20am and spent a leisurely seven hours making a sharp, round shadow on […]

  • Moon Samples Light Up Planetarium Crowd


    Dr. William B. Moore of the Atmospheric and Planetary Science Department treated a crowd of about 30 students and parents to a presentation on the origin of the Moon at the Jones Middle School planetarium on November 13. The attendees also got to check out actual Apollo program samples from the Moon and meteorites obtained from Johnson Space Center by Lawrence “Bird” Taylor of the Virginia Peninsula Astronomy Stargazers.  Dr. Moore gave a “tour” of the samples and answered questions from the audience before the monthly (2nd Tuesday) planetarium show.