Speaker: Mark Christensen of the NSA.
Title: "The Birth of the Moon".
Abstract: Our moon appears to be a unique object in the solar system. Compared to its' primary (Earth) it is larger than any other satellite and has and will have a greater influence on its' primary rotational period. This talk explores the history of the various theories about how our Moon formed and concludes with a discussion of the currently favored theory of the formation of the Earth-Moon system.