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1 Presented by Ray Jones CFAS Meeting October 12, 2011

2 CFAS Moon Certificate Program To qualify CFAS members must complete the program as established by the Moon Observing Society (MOS) No time limit. CFAS pays for submission cost to MOS. Certificate presented at a CFAS meeting

3 CFAS Moon Certificate Program The following materials are to be used 1. Overview of the program (CFAS Moon Observing Certificate Program.pdf) 2. Geologic Processes On The Moon ( Lunar Geology.pdf) 3. Geological Processes on the Moon Test (Geology test.pdf) 4. Observation Log (LunerCertificateLog.pdf) All these items are located on the CFAS internet site at:

4 CFAS Moon Certificate Program To earn the ALS Study and Observing Certificate one must complete the following steps: 1. Read the article "Geologic Processes On The Moon” 2. Complete an 'open book' test over the article "Geologic Processes On The Moon”. 3. Observe a list of provided objects, and keep a log of what was seen. Only 90% of these objects (81 out of 90) need observed to complete this requirement. 4. Turn in both the test and a copy of your log to the CFAS Observing Chairman. CFAS will pay the $8 (processing fee) to the Moon Society.

5 CFAS Moon Certificate Program References 1. Google the name of the object Select the wikipedia.com link listed for the target object Info will include picture and location. 2. Select selenoraphia Click on the area chart for the target object to obtain a very detailed photograph of the area around the object.

6 Moon Observing Log Mare Crisium Grouping 1. Mare Crisium: a lava filled basin from the Nectarian Period. Multiple rings can be seen to the north, though they are heavily degraded. The innermost ring is covered with lava, and so appears as a mare ridge. The lava was contained by the second ring. Date:_______ Equipment: ________________________Time:______ Zone____ Description: ________________________________________________________

7 Mare Crisium Google:\Mare Crisium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaMare Crisium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mare Crisium (the "Sea of Crises") is a lunar mare located in the Moon's Crisium basin, just northeast of Mare Tranquillitatis. This basin is of the Pre-Imbrian...

8 Moon Observing Log 2. Dorsum Oppel: a prominent mare ridge. This was formed by lava covering the innermost ring. The lava later subsided to become the mare ridge. Time:______ ZDate______________________________________________ Date:_______ Equipment: ________________________Time:______ Zone____ Description: ________________________________________________________

9 Dorsum Oppel From Wikipedia: Dorsum Oppel is a wrinkle ridge at 18°42 ′ N 52°36 ′ E / 18.7°N 52.6°E / 18.7; 52.6 in Mare Crisium on the Moon. It is 268 km long and was named after Albert Oppel in 1976.wrinkle ridge18°42 ′ N 52°36 ′ E / 18.7°N 52.6°E / 18.7; 52.6Mare CrisiumMoonAlbert Oppel Wikipedia chart Link to Inconstant moon charts. (These charts can be orientated in 4 ways.) : tohttp://www.inconstantmoon.com/atlas.htm tohttp://www.inconstantmoon.com/atlas.htm

10 Moon Observing Log 3. Crater Swift: a good example of a simple crater. Date:_______ Equipment: ________________________Time:______ Zone____ Description: ________________________________________________________

11 Crater Swift Swift (lunar crater) (From Wikipedia.com) Swift is a tiny lunar impact crater that is located in the northwestern part of the Mare Crisium, in the northeast part of the Moon's near side. Within two crater diameters to the south is the larger crater Peirce. Swift was previously designated Peirce B before being named by the IAU. This formation is circular and bowl-shaped, with a small floor at the mid-point of the sloping interior walls. It is a symmetrical crater with little appearance of wear from minor impacts. This crater has been incorrectly named 'Graham' on some maps.

12 Crater Swift located in Mare Crisium tohttp://www.inconstantmoon.com/ atlas.htm Picture from Wikipedia NASA Picture on CFAS web Link to Inconstant moon charts. (These charts can be orientated in 4 ways.) :

13 So now you only have only 88 objects to go!


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